How Can I Prepare for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period? TopicsPopular TopicsMost Recent Medicare Working Past 65 Lifestyle & Wellness Considering Retirement Existing Clients Employer Monthly Webinars Community Development Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their coverage for the next calendar year. As we head into Annual Enrollment, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind so you can feel confident and prepared. Our team is here to support you if you need to make any changes to your coverage. Review Your Annual Notice of Change Your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) is a document that outlines the benefits included in your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan for the upcoming year. Your health insurance company is required to provide your ANOC no later than Sept. 30. Be careful not to dismiss your ANOC as just another piece of mail. It’s 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 for 2022: Monthly premium Maximum out-of-pocket expenses Provider visit copays Inpatient hospital stays Prescription drug deductibles and/or copays Dental coverage details If you have questions about your plan or your ANOC, we’re here to help! Be Mindful & Protect Yourself From Potential Scams During Annual Enrollment, Medicare scam activity spikes. Con artists know that individuals may be curious about their health care coverage during this period, so be aware. Only share private information (such as your Social Security number, bank account details, or your Medicare ID number) with authorized individuals. Remember that reputable agents, including those from RetireMEDiQ, will never show up at your door. You can read more tips on avoiding Medicare fraud on our website. Remember, You Have Options If you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare Supplement plan, you may notice that your premium increases every year. But you aren’t stuck with that plan! You have other options. A popular option is Medicare Advantage, also called Medicare Part C. Medicare Advantage plans provide additional benefits not offered by Supplement plans. They may also help you save on out-of-pocket costs. Benefits vary by plan, but Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage for services such as: Dental Vision Hearing Prescription drugs In addition to all-in-one coverage, Medicare Advantage plans offer convenient benefits in 2022, including but not limited to: Allowances to use on over-the-counter pharmacy products Grocery gift cards Telehealth Fitness memberships Transportation services Meals If you’re curious about the benefits offered by plans in your area, our advisors will help you compare your options. We Support You During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period & Beyond During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, you can make changes to your Medicare plan for 2022. This could mean adding prescription drug coverage to your plan, or maybe you’re curious about what Medicare Advantage has to offer. If you have questions or want to compare your options, please contact us at 1-877-222-1942 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 services and how we can customize your Medicare coverage options. 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 Last Email* Birthdate MM slash DD slash YYYY Phone TypeMobileHomeWorkOtherMobile Phone*Home Phone*Work Phone*Other Phone*SMS Opt-In? Check here to receive text notifications from RetireMEDiQ Hiddenvidhidden HiddenAuthorization to Contact? EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Providing your information in this form will allow RetireMEDiQ to communicate with you to help guide you through your Medicare journey and authorize RetireMEDiQ to send you appointment updates, alerts, and reminders via SMS/text messaging. Message and data rates may apply to any text messages sent by RetireMEDiQ.