How To Make Smart Medicare Open Enrollment Choices In 2020You

Richard Ropelewski |

The 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment season runs from October 15 through December 7 and it’ll be even trickier than normal for new and existing beneficiaries. That’s due to a combination of Covid-19, changes in Medicare rules and new types of coverage offered by private Medicare Advantage plans.

So, Next Avenue talked to Medicare experts for their best advice and cautions to help people 65 and older make smart Open Enrollment decisions this year.

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is when you can do any of these for the following year:

  • Either enroll in, or change, your prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) or drop your Part D plan
  • Change from Original Medicare (for hospitalization and basic health coverage) to a Medicare Advantage plan from a private insurer, or vice versa
  • Switch Medicare Advantage plans

You can enroll in Original Medicare, for hospitalization and basic health coverage, throughout the year.


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