Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment Period Has Been Extended For 2019 And Going Forward
Changes to the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in 2019
The typical Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (January 1 – February 14 every year) will be replaced with a different arrangement in 2019. This will be effective starting in 2019, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period allows you drop your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. It also allows you sign up for a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
What’s the new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?
In 2019, a new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period will run from January 1st – March 31st every year. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll have a one-time opportunity to:
- Switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan
- Drop your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare, Part’s A and B
- Sign up for a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan . Most Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage already. Usually you can’t enroll in a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug plan if you already have a Medicare Advantage plan, but there are some situations where you can. Please contact us at 855-830-6099 if you have any questions on how these changes will impact you.