The 2018 version of the government’s “Medicare & You” publication has begun arriving in mailboxes, a sign that open enrollment is right around the corner. The annual enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries runs from October 15 to December 7 each year.
“I’m not sure all seniors realize this is the one time [each year] they have an opportunity to make sure they have the right plan,” says Chris Abbott, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Texas and Oklahoma.
Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries can switch between original Medicare, administered directly by the government, and Medicare Advantage, which is offered by private health insurance companies. Those who want to move between Medicare Advantage plans can do that during this time as well.
To ensure you end up with the right plan next year, ask yourself the following questions and let the answers guide your enrollment decisions.
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