Medicare has long been facilitating the elderly people with the best healthcare facilitates and almost everyone living in the United States of America wishes to be a part of Medicare. However, the enrollment in the Medicare programs is not open for the year around. Rather there is an annual enrollment period which is also referred to as an open enrollment period in which the eligible candidates can apply and get to be a part of Medicare.
During the open enrollment or the annual enrollment period not only the new people can apply to become members, but the existing ones can also modify their policies and their plans. Those who were a part of the Original Medicare plan can now switch to the Medicare Advantage plan or those who are a part of Medicare Advantage can now get to the Original Medicare plan. Even if you already are a part of Medicare Advantage plan than you can switch to some other Medicare Advantage plan, you can apply to make changes in your Medicare Part D or simply apply to get the coverage for Part D if you haven’t yet applied for it. There could or there could not be any charges asked from you for changing your coverage plans based on the details of your plan.
If you are looking forward to avail the open enrollment period for the coming year 2019, then you need to know the open enrollment period and the dates announced are from October 15th, 2018 – December 7th, 2018 for a January 1st, 2019 effective date. If you are serious about getting enrolled in Medicare plans this time, make sure you have contacted them before the deadline approaches. However, if due to some reasons, you fail to get the enrollment in this period, you can apply for it in the special enrollment period as well.
One thing you need to understand before you get to apply for the open enrollment period is that there is a diverse range of plans available in Medicare that you can get entitled in. but not all plans are there for you, there are only a few or to be more precise one particular plan that will suit your needs and your pocket, so make sure to contact the Medicare representative today and learn all you need to get enrolled in the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment 2019.