If your MA plan terminated at the end of last year, you have the right — regardless of age or health condition — to join another MA plan if one is available where you live, or to return to Original Medicare and join a Part D plan. Your Special Election Period (SEP) started December 8, 2015 and goes through the end of February 2016. Note that this SEP gives you another chance … [Read more...] about Did Your Health Plan Terminate in December? You Have Rights to New Coverage Before 2/29/16
If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and want to leave your plan, you can use the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP). The MADP is from January 1 to February 14 and allows you to disenroll from your MA plan. If you leave your MA plan, you may enroll in a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan. The MADP does not allow you to join another MA plan, … [Read more...] about Want to Leave Your Medicare Advantage Plan & Join a New Part D Plan? You Can Before 2/14!
If yes, you may find that your pharmacy is no longer a network pharmacy. Pharmacies that are not in your plan’s network can charge you more, even full price, for your drugs. But Aetna is putting in place a temporary solution so you pay the network price. What happened? Incorrect information about network pharmacies CHA was alerted early January 2015 that incorrect … [Read more...] about Updated! ~ Do You Have an Aetna Medicare or First Health Part D Plan?
Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is over, yet some people may have some options for changing coverage. This article provides a Q&A to review these options, including for people whose Medicare Advantage and/or Part D plan is terminating December 31, 2014. Even though Medicare’s Open Enrollment is over, can I still enroll in a new plan if my Medicare Advantage/Part D plan … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment is Over, Can I Still Switch Plans?
Open Enrollment is upon us. Technically referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP), this enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7, and is one of the few times you can change, enroll into or disenroll from a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. Change is effective January 1, 2014. (Note: Medicare beneficiaries who have retiree health benefits from their union … [Read more...] about Open Enrollment is Here! Do You Know Your Plan Changes for 2014?