Medicare News and Notes

We recently sat down with Marcia Blinzler of The Blinzler Group, which focuses on all things Insurance, specifically Medicare. She shared with us important updates and changes for you, a loved one or friend on or near Medicare enrollment.

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is Around the Corner

The following are key dates and information to remember:

  • The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15th through December 7th.

  • The AEP applies to everyone. It is for Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D drug plans. It does not apply to Medicare Supplement Plans.

  • Plans change each year therefore it is important for you to review your plan with a certified insurance agent.

  • A certified insurance agent cannot call you to solicit Medicare business unless you have first given them permission.

  • Have your doctor’s names and prescriptions handy to research the option that is best for you.

  • Know your benefits and ask questions.

New Medicare ID Cards

If you are nearing Medicare eligibility or know someone who is already there, check out the following link about the new Medicare ID cards that are being processed.

https://www.medicare.gov/newcard/

The new Medicare numbers are being issued unique to you to help cut down on the alarming level of fraud.

Consult with Marcia

If you have specific questions related to Medicare, we would love to place you in contact with Marcia and her team. Please send us a message or call to get connected.

Best,

Josh