Even though we’re only half way through summer, many seniors are probably already thinking about Medicare Open Enrollment 2017. The summer has been hazy and hot and it will soon be over and fall will be upon us. Once again the Medicare Open Enrollment period will start on October 15 and end on December 7th. Many seniors 65 and over, throughout the United States, count on Medicare plans to help supplement their overall health insurance coverage needs. For good reason as the rising cost of health care continues to rise even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
What Is Medicare
Medicare is a popular program provided by the US government for seniors sixty-five and older. It’s broken down into several categories including traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap or Supplement insurance. Traditional Medicare is purchased nationally while Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans will once again be sold privately in your home state. This means if you’re looking for information on California Medicare Supplement plans you should start in your home state and even city. The same would hold true for those looking for Florida Medigap policies in 2017. Also, if you need a 2017 Prescription Drug plan that should also be purchased in your home state. By the way those plans are known as Part D Medicare plans.
Where Can I Enroll in Medicare in 2017
There are several different ways to enroll in Medicare. You can use the government website Medicare.gov or you can also go through a local health insurance agent where you live. Another option you have to compare 2017 Medicare plans online using a website like this one. It’s fast and convenient and you can usually get an idea of what rates will be during Medicare Open Enrollment 2017. You’re also welcome to call one of our licensed Medicare agents using the number at the top of the page. It’s toll free and we can be reached from anywhere in the continental United States.
When Is Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017
You can sign up for Medicare during the Open Enrollment period which runs from October 15-December 7th. There are other situations where you can enroll in a Medicare program. To find out if you fit within these special enrollment periods, you’ll need to speak to a licensed Medicare agent.
Why Should I Enroll in Medicare
There are a myriad of good reasons to enroll in Medicare. Whether you’re concerned about hospital stays, hospice care, travel insurance or prescription drug coverage, there’s probably a Medicare Supplement plan available to fit your individual health insurance needs.
How Do I Enroll In Medicare
There is some paper work involved in enrolling for Medicare. If the idea of enrolling in 2017 Medicare plan seems daunting, we’d love to make the process as easy as possible for you. Give us a call.
How Much Will Medicare Cost in 2017
The rates of Medicare in 2017 will vary depending on which plan you want to enroll in, your individual situation and where you are located. Feel free to get started compare the best-rated Medicare Supplement plans in your area using the quote box at the top of the page. Otherwise, give us call with other 2017 Open Enrollment questions you may have.