Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage is October 15, 2020 through December 7, 2020 with coverage beginning January 1, 2021. The open enrollment period is an opportunity for you to shop around for a plan that will best meet your needs in 2021. 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 counselors to assist you. When you talk with a counselor 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 2021 based on your current situation and medications.
- Review the plans’ coverage, what the premium, deductible and co-payments will be for 2021.
- 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.
While the process for assistance will be different, Senior Services trained counselors 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 https://seniorservicesmidland.org/medicareworksheet/.
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: Medicare Open Enrollment assistance is subject to change due to COVID-19. Changes will be communicated directly with individuals scheduled to be served.