Prepare yourself this year for the 2014 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). Learning about the changes in coverage and plans available for the 2015 year will benefit you. Find when the 2014 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is and learn about what you need to do this year for your health insurance coverage.
This is a guide for Medicare beneficiaries. We will answer the following questions:
- What is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?
- When is the 2014 Annual Enrollment Period?
- What can I do during the 2014 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period
What is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?
This is a time when Medicare beneficiaries can change plans, insurance companies, and coverage. If you are looking to find a different plan, or one that fits your health insurance needs better, the 2014 Annual Enrollment Period is the time to do it. “AEP” is one of the few times during the year when a Medicare recipient can switch plans.
Next, you need to learn when the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is this year.
When is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period in 2014?
In 2014, the annual enrollment period is from October 15, 2014 and lasts until December 7, 2014. Changes in plans, enrollments, and new coverage will have an effective date of January 1, 2015.
Unless you have a Special Election Period, most changes need to happen during this time.
What can you do during Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and what changes can I make?
During AEP, which is October 15-December 7th of 2014, Medicare beneficiaries can enroll into private Medicare insurance coverage, change insurance plans, or return to Original Medicare (if already enrolled in Part C). Look below for more information on the types of plans and changes you can make during Annual Enrollment Period.
AEP – Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
AEP – Return to Original Medicare with the option to purchase a Medicare Supplement insurance policy (may undergo medical underwriting).
Where to get help with Medicare Insurance during the 2014 Annual Enrollment Period
If you are trying to find Medicare insurance plans available in your area and need help, you have options.
Get help with Medicare insurance, including finding coverage options and applying for a plan during the 2014 Annual Enrollment Period.
- Call Medicare at 1-800-Medicare
- Go to Medicare.gov
- Call Retirement Transitions for unbiased help at (402) 805-4626 or call our toll-free phone number at 1-855-594-0237
- Email us for Medicare help at firstname.lastname@example.org