2015 Open Enrollment Dates for Medicare and Prescription Plans

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Important Open Enrollment Dates to Remember for Medicare Healthcare and Prescription Plan Changes

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October 1, 2014:

Today, you can begin researching and comparing Medicare plans. The plan options change every year, and it is important that you learn all you can about your coverage options. This will allow you to make informed decisions prior to the start of Open Enrollment for Medicare.

October 2, 2014:

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, and your plan is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014, you will receive a notice of expiration.

October 15, 2014 – December 7, 2014:

These are the dates for Medicare Open Enrollment. You must choose your plan options during this time. Visit Medicare.gov to find out how to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. If you currently have Medicare Part A and B and you are satisfied there is nothing for you to do, the program will operate as it has in the past minus any changes made to the program. If you’re new to Medicare and have never been enrolled, you should receive an informational package from Medicare in the mail.

January 1, 2015:

Your new plan goes into effect.

It’s Your Right to Request Accessible Formats

As a person with a visual impairment or a person who is blind you are entitled to equal access to all documents in alternative formats like braille, large print, audio and accessible electronic documents. Please contact your Medicare Insurance provider and ask for the format that will allow you equal access to review all of the associated documents needed to make an educated decision on the Medicare options that will best fit your needs.

We’ve compiled this short request-letter you can download and send to your provider. Simply fill in your insurance information up top, choose the accessible format you prefer and sign your name at the bottom. Mail the completed form to your insurance company. Download Letter Here

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