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Your Medicare

Annual Election
Prep Kit

The resources you need for the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP)—often just referred to as “Medicare open enrollment”—are right here. Read on to prepare yourself for getting the most out of your Part C and Part D options this year, including how to gain additional benefits and help lower your costs.

Start here with an overview of when Medicare Annual Election occurs, what you can do during this election period, and key terms you should know.

Make sure your calendar is marked for the Medicare Annual Election Period! With this clear timeline, you won’t miss any important deadlines for Medicare elections.

With this step-by-step guide to preparing for AEP, you can be certain you’re ready to make an informed choice for your healthcare.

Still have questions? We have answers! Check out our FAQ, and if you have questions after that, give us a call.

Understanding Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is only for Medicare Advantage members, and it runs from January 1 – March 31.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP)

Medicare Should Be Easy!

Making Medicare insurance coverage decisions can be confusing when comparing options and choosing a plan that best meets your needs.

Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. We're here to help you understand the Medicare basics so you can make a confident plan choice.

Download the Making Sense of Medicare Guide Now!
Fill out the form to download the no-cost guide, as well as receive a call from a licensed insurance agent.

Medicare should be easy!

Medicare Annual Election Period (also known as Medicare Open Enrollment)

The Medicare Annual Election Period occurs once every year from October 15th to December 7th. If you are eligible for Medicare, you have the chance to change your Medicare coverage, such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan. Most people who enroll during the Annual Election Period will commence coverage on January 1 of the new year.

To learn more about the Medicare Annual Election Period, eligibility, how to enroll, and how easyMedicare.com can help, click here.

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Medicare Special Enrollment Period

Moving to a new location? Lost your current Medicare coverage? Eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid? These are just a handful of instances that can make you eligible for the Special Enrollment Period.

If you are eligible for Medicare during the Medicare Special Enrollment Period, you can enroll in a Medicare plan or change your Medicare plan based on special circumstances. For most people to become eligible for the Special Enrollment Period, you must be 65 years of age or older or qualify through disability, and you or your spouse must have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years.

For more on the Medicare Special Enrollment Period and to see the full list of specific eligibility instances, click here.

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Medicare Dual Enrollment

Are you one of the 9 million people* in the United States that is eligible for Dual Enrollment? Many people who qualify for Medicaid may also qualify for Medicare benefits before they turn 65 years of age. Therefore, this gives people the opportunity to be eligible for dual enrollment – enrollment in both Medicaid and Medicare.

Medicare and Medicaid are two terms that many Americans find to be confusing. Medicare is a federal program that gives health coverage to people who are 65 years of age and older or have a disability, while Medicaid is a state and federal program that gives health coverage to low-income families/individuals.

If you qualify for dual enrollment you may be entitled to benefits that are run through your state called “Medicare Savings Programs.” The variety of programs may provide coverage on deductibles, premiums and copays.

To learn more about Dual Enrollment and to see if you qualify, click here.

*Kaiser Family Foundation

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Medicare Videos

easyMedicare.com’s video page will provide you with a significant amount of information on all things related to Medicare. “Medicare Made Easy” is an eight-part explainer video series on major Medicare topics such as Medicare Part A/Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare eligibility, Medicare Annual Election Period, Extra Help and Special Enrollment.

These videos are specifically designed to give you important information that is easy to understand in one minute or less. If you or someone you know is not familiar with Medicare, these videos may be very useful.

To watch easyMedicare.com’s “Medicare Made Easy” explainer video series, click here.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP)

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is only for Medicare Advantage members, and it runs from January 1 – March 31.

medicare-should-be-easy

Making Medicare insurance coverage decisions can be confusing when comparing options and choosing a plan that best meets your needs.

Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. We're here to help you understand the Medicare basics so you can make a confident plan choice.

Download the Making Sense of Medicare Guide Now!
Fill out the form to download the no-cost guide, as well as receive a call from a licensed insurance agent.

medicare-annual-enrollment-period

The Medicare Annual Election Period occurs once every year from October 15th to December 7th. If you are eligible for Medicare, you have the chance to change your Medicare coverage, such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan. Most people who enroll during the Annual Election Period will commence coverage on January 1 of the new year.

To learn more about the Medicare Annual Election Period, eligibility, how to enroll, and how easyMedicare.com can help.

medicare-special-enrollment-period

Moving to a new location? Lost your current Medicare coverage? Eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid? These are just a handful of instances that can make you eligible for the Special Enrollment Period.

If you are eligible for Medicare during the Medicare Special Enrollment Period, you can enroll in a Medicare plan or change your Medicare plan based on special circumstances. For most people to become eligible for the Special Enrollment Period, you must be 65 years of age or older or qualify through disability, and you or your spouse must have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years.

For more on the Medicare Special Enrollment Period and to see the full list of specific eligibility instances.

medicare-dual-enrollment

Are you one of the 9 million people* in the United States that is eligible for Dual Enrollment? Many people who qualify for Medicaid may also qualify for Medicare benefits before they turn 65 years of age. Therefore, this gives people the opportunity to be eligible for dual enrollment – enrollment in both Medicaid and Medicare.

Medicare and Medicaid are two terms that many Americans find to be confusing. Medicare is a federal program that gives health coverage to people who are 65 years of age and older or have a disability, while Medicaid is a state and federal program that gives health coverage to low-income families/individuals.

If you qualify for dual enrollment you may be entitled to benefits that are run through your state called “Medicare Savings Programs.” The variety of programs may provide coverage on deductibles, premiums and copays.

To learn more about Dual Enrollment and to see if you qualify.

*Kaiser Family Foundation

medicare-videos video-hover-simple video-hover

easyMedicare.com’s video page will provide you with a significant amount of information on all things related to Medicare. “Medicare Made Easy” is an eight-part explainer video series on major Medicare topics such as Medicare Part A/Part B, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare eligibility, Medicare Annual Election Period, Extra Help and Special Enrollment.

These videos are specifically designed to give you important information that is easy to understand in one minute or less. If you or someone you know is not familiar with Medicare, these videos may be very useful.

To watch easyMedicare.com’s “Medicare Made Easy” explainer video series.