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 decide to switch to another plan that has lower out-of-pocket costs.
Senior Services has Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) certified staff and volunteers to assist you. When you talk with a staff or 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 copayments will be.
- Review or assist with plan enrollment if you decide to switch plans.
- For those who appear eligible, we can assist with applications to Social Security Extra Help and/or Department of Health and Human Services 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. Open enrollment appointments are available for in-person or by telephone assistance this year. If in-person assistance is modified or changed, we will communicate directly with individuals scheduled to be served.
Senior Services trained staff and volunteers are here to help. If you have never received assistance from us before, please call our Health Benefits 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 an appointment. You may also request this compare worksheet through our secure website at SeniorServicesMidland.org/medicare-worksheet-request-form.
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 Benefits Assistance Hotline at 989-633-3748 to request one. You may also request this compare worksheet online at our secure website listed above.
Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to explore plan options. It’s time to learn and decide on your Medicare coverage for 2023. We are here to help.