Oct 08, 2018

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon: Are you ready?

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon: Are you ready?

Medicare’s Open Enrollment is right around the corner, from October 15 – December 7. It’s important that your health plan meets the changing demands in your life so now’s your chance to review your coverage, compare it with other options, and see if you need to make any changes for next year.

Over the next few weeks, look around—you’ll find information about your Medicare benefits in these everyday places:

In the mail

Look through your mail carefully—you may get important notices from your current plan, Medicare, or Social Security about changes to your coverage or any Extra Help you may get paying for prescription drugs.

Also, look for your new “Medicare & You” handbook. It has information about the Medicare plans in your area. Remember that sometimes plan details change after printing. For the most up-to-date plan information, make sure to visit the Medicare Plan Finder or directly contact the plans you’re interested in.

You’ll also see brochures from companies that offer Medicare health and drug plans. Just remember, be smart about sharing your personal information and your identity — plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.


Comparing your plan choices is important. Our Medicare Plan Finder is ready with all of the 2019 health and drug plan cost information to make reviewing your options as easy as possible. You can do a general search by entering just a ZIP code. For a more personalized experience, you can log in with your Medicare number or use your MyMedicare account.

In your community

You may find a free local event—somewhere right around the corner, with health insurance counselors to help you, like your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Don’t miss the chance to get personalized help!