For 2019 coverage, open enrollment will run from October 15, 2018, to December 7, 2018. During the annual enrollment period (AEP) you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage.
If you are not new to Medicare but already enrolled in Medicare, it's important to review your policy with your agent to see if your coverages have changed or the premiums have gone up.
We wrote a handy guide to Medicare Plan Types that is helpful if you are new to Medicare, or even if you have an existing policy.
Sometimes Medicare insurance companies drop a policy coverage but may have other policies to cover you. I know for me and my wife, we have one of those Medicare compare agents come out to our home and sit down at our dining table and review our coverag every year. Even when we seem to like our medicare policy, there may be improvements that could cause us to change policies.
Medicare Plan Types
Medicare has Part A, B, C and D. It is really complicated reviewing all the types of coverages but your needs are unique and you need to decide what is best for you. What Medicare type plan is good for you will not be the same as someone else. My wife and I have two completley different plans and Medicare Insurance companies even. I have Aetna Medicare Advantage and my wife has a supplemental policy with another company.
Part of your review needs to include drup coverage. If you have a perscription medicare that may be expensive, you or your agent, should make sure it is coveraged by your policy.
Also call or check to see if your doctors are included in the network of your Medicare insurance policy.
Medicare Plan Types reveiw is a starting pointing and then get yourself a good Medicare Compare agent to help access your needs against policies available. Do this every year during Medicare Open Enrollment period.