Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

Is your Medicare Plan best for you?
And do you qualify for Medicare Costs Saving Program?

SHINE program logoIf you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan as of January 1, you can make a change to your coverage now through March 31 due to the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period.

You can change your plan to a different Medicare Advantage Plan, or you can change to Original Medicare with a supplement and a Part D drug plan. There are differences with Medicare Advantage Plans and Original Medicare, and you want to be sure you’re in the plan that best fits your health care needs and your budget. The changes you make become effective the first day of the following month.

This enrollment period is only for people who already have a Medicare Advantage Plan. However, if you find yourself with any Medicare plan that is not beneficial for you, call SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) any time during the year to determine what your options are. If you are considering a change or considering review of your plan, your local SHINE counselor will review your plan with you while focusing on your best interest.

Medicare Cost Savings Programs (MSP) eligibility guidelines are expected to change in March. You may not have been eligible prior, so check in with a SHINE counselor to help determine if you are now eligible.

Call for an appointment with a certified SHINE Counselor at SeniorCare’s Gloucester office by calling 978-281-1750. SHINE Counselors are also available at most local hospitals and councils on aging.

SHINE is a federally funded program helping you navigate Medicare.

Lisa Rose
Regional SHINE Program Director