“Medicare Quick Bites” is your weekly treat of Medicare information. Hawaii SHIP has created these bite-sized lessons to help you understand this complex federal health insurance, thus “Making Medicare Digestible!” If you’ve missed the previous quick bites, they are also posted on our blog. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get your weekly delivery of Medicare Quick Bites! This week’s treat is Open Enrollment Period.
Every October 15th through December 7th, Medicare beneficiaries have the option to change their health and prescription coverage. Insurance plan providers begin marketing changes to their plans and costs on October 1st. This explains the influx of marketing materials mailed to beneficiaries. Fortunately, Hawaii SHIP’s Plan Comparison Specialists can assist by reviewing beneficiaries current health needs and prescriptions using the Medicare Plan Finder, the official tool provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Request a plan comparison or review of your current coverage on our website’s CONTACT page. Changes to your plan can be made starting October 15th with the new coverage starting on January 1st, 2022.