Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage is October 15 through December 7 with coverage beginning January 1st. The open enrollment period is an opportunity for you to shop around for a plan that will best meet your needs next year. By completing a Medicare Part D and/or Medicare Advantage comparison you may find that another plan has better coverage or has a lower premium.
Senior Services has Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) certified staff and volunteers to assist you. When you talk with a staff/volunteer you will receive assistance with the following:
- Explore Medicare Part D and/or Medicare Advantage Plans.
- Compare your current plan with two additional plans available for next year based on your current situation and medications.
- Review the plans’ coverage, what the premium, deductible and co-payments will be.
- Review or assist with plan enrollment if you decide to switch plans.
- For those who appear eligible, assist with applications to Social Security Extra Help and/or Medicare Savings Program.
Senior Services follows The Center for Disease Control (CDC), State of Michigan and Midland County Health Department recommendations and preventative measures related to COVID-19. Due to COVID-19, open enrollment assistance will be primarily by telephone, postal mail and virtual web-based platform.
Senior Services trained staff/volunteers are here to help. If you have never received assistance from us before, please call our Health Insurance Assistance Hotline at 989-633-3748. You will be asked to leave a message including your name and address, and a compare worksheet will be mailed to you. This compare worksheet needs to be completed and returned with your current information before we can schedule a telephone appointment. You may also request this compare worksheet through our secure website at www.seniorservicesmidland.org/care-coordination/health-benefit-assistance.
If you have received help from us in the past year, you can expect a compare worksheet in the mail by the end of September. If you do not receive a compare worksheet in the mail, please call our Health Insurance Assistance Hotline at 633-3748 to request one. You may also request this compare worksheet online at our secure website listed above.
Please note: Open Enrollment assistance is subject to change due to COVID-19. Changes will be communicated directly with individuals scheduled to be served.