- Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 through December 7
October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health
plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.
- Plans can change yearly.
Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like which drugs are
covered, copayments, monthly premiums, and what providers and pharmacies are in their
networks. Be sure to read any notices from your Medicare plan about changes for next year,
especially your “Annual Notice of Change” letter. Look at your plan’s information to make sure
your drugs are still covered and your doctors are still in network.
- Comparing plans is easy
You can compare your Medicare Advantage health plan or Part D prescription drug plan by going
to Medicare.gov and using an online tool that will compare all plans in your area.
- There may be help to pay for your medications
Extra Help is a federal program that helps pay premiums, deductibles, and copayments for
people enrolled in a Medicare health or drug plan. If you are an individual who makes less than
$1630 monthly with less than $23,757 in assets, then you may qualify.
- MMAP can help you navigate the Medicare maze
MMAP has certified Medicare counselors that can help you compare plans, enroll, and apply for
programs to help you with your drug costs.
The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) has certified counselors that can
help you review your Medicare plans. Call MMAP at 800-803-7174
This publication has been created or produced by [the AAA] with financial assistance,
in whole or in part from a grant from the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency
through a grant from the Administration for Community Living.
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