3 Mistakes to Avoid This Medicare Annual Enrollment Period TopicsPopular TopicsMost Recent Medicare Working Past 65 Lifestyle & Wellness Considering Retirement Existing Clients Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, which lasts through December 7, is currently in full swing. Below we have shared three common mistakes to avoid during this season and we encourage you to keep in them in mind! 1. Not Reviewing Your Annual Notice of Change Your Annual Notice of Change or ANOC is a document that provides details about the benefits included in your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the upcoming plan year. Your health insurance company is required to provide an ANOC to you no later than September 30 each year. Some may disregard their ANOC as another piece of mail, but we caution against this. It is important to review and understand the information in this document and consider how it may affect you. As you read your ANOC, look for potential changes to the following: monthly premium, maximum out-of-pocket expenses, provider visit copays, inpatient hospital stays, prescription drug deductibles and/or copays, and dental coverage details. If you have questions about your ANOC, we encourage you to contact our team! 2. Being Unaware of Medicare Scams and Con Artists The unfortunate reality is that Medicare fraud is on the rise and it increases during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. Con artists are continually creating and employing scams to get their hands on your wallet and identity. Those who are unaware of this are at an increased risk of being targeted for such scams. It is important to protect your personal information. Be careful to only share information such as your Social Security number, bank account details or your Medicare ID number with authorized individuals you trust. Remember that reputable agents, including those from RetireMEDiQ, will never show up at your door. Click here for more tips on avoiding Medicare fraud. 3. Assuming You Do Not Have Options If you are enrolled in a Medicare Supplement plan and it has become costly over the years, you may feel as if you are stuck with that plan. However, that may not be the case. You should consider reviewing other Supplement plan options to see if there may be a better fit for your budget and needs. RetireMEDiQ offers a wide range of Supplement plans from various insurance companies. Some plans even include a fitness benefit that many of our clients enjoy. For a limited time, there are a few Supplement plans in certain states that RetireMEDiQ clients are eligible for, no medical questions asked. We are here to guide you during the Annual Enrollment Period and throughout the year! If you have questions about our tips above or if you would like to review your Supplement plan options, please contact us at 1-866-557-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a RetireMEDiQ client? Contact us at 1-855-981-8611 or email@example.com to learn more about our no-cost program and how we can guide you through your journey to Medicare. Stay informed about Medicare An easy way to stay updated on Medicare and any important changes is to sign up for the free, customizable RetireMEDiQ newsletter. Based on your personal preferences and interests, helpful articles and community-related content will be sent directly to your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter Yes! Tell me more about Medicare and help me explore my options.Name First Email* Date of BirthMonth123456789101112Day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Year202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980197919781977197619751974197319721971197019691968196719661965196419631962196119601959195819571956195519541953195219511950194919481947194619451944194319421941194019391938193719361935193419331932193119301929192819271926192519241923192219211920Phone*By entering your information, you are authorizing RetireMEDiQ to communicate with you directly regarding Medicare news and health care coverage.vidhiddenNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.