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Seniors with Medicare Advantage should check
options and coverage
SHELTON, Conn., Jan.
19, 2011 /PRNewswire/
-- Health Plan One urges seniors with Part C
Medicare Advantage plans to review their
options during the Medicare Advantage
Disenrollment Period, part of the Affordable
Care Act of 2010.
This is the only time period where members
can drop their plans, return to original
Medicare and pick up a standalone
Prescription Drug Plan.
The Annual Enrollment period for 2011 ended December
31. The Open Enrollment period
has been replaced by the Medicare Advantage
Disenrollment Period, which ends February
If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan,
during the Medicare Advantage
Disenrollment Period you have these options:
Make no changes and stay with your
Disenroll from your Medicare Advantage
Plan and return to original Medicare
Parts A and B. If you need Prescription
Drug coverage you can then enroll in a
Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
Those who are leaving their Medicare
Advantage plan could choose to apply for
a Medicare supplement policy providing
they qualify under the terms of the
policy they wish to purchase. Seniors
can enroll in a Medicare supplement
policy at any time throughout the year.
Members who have a separate Prescription
Drug Plan, but are not enrolled in a
Medicare Advantage plan may not make any
change to their current Prescription
Drug Plan and may not enroll in a
Medicare Advantage plan.
If you don't have a Medicare Advantage Plan:
Medicare recipients not enrolled in any
Part C Medicare Advantage plan are not
allowed to make changes in their
Medicare coverage, unless they choose to
purchase a Medicare supplement plan.
These can cover most gaps in expensive
coverage. Some of these plans, offered
by private insurance companies, may have
plans that offer no underwriting.
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