Navigation Links
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Offers One-Time Chance to Change Your Mind: Allsup Outlines Rules for Switching Plans
Date:1/12/2009

t. In addition to the premium, traditional Medicare requires an individual to pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount out of their own pocket, while Medicare Advantage plans tend to have lower, flat-fee co-pays or none, depending upon the plan; Medicare Advantage plans also tend to offer lower costs for prescription drug coverage.

Overall coverage is another factor, particularly for individuals with disabilities. Because of limited coverage under traditional Medicare, many individuals buy Medigap supplemental coverage; however, this may preclude individuals from filing claims related to pre-existing conditions during the six-month waiting period. Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover pre-existing conditions.

After Open Enrollment, Switching Options Are Limited

Between the end of open enrollment on March 31 and the start of the next annual enrollment in November, individuals can join or change their plans for only a few specific reasons. These include:

  • Disability - individuals can join a plan three months before or three months after their 25th month of disability as determined by the Social Security Administration.

  • Turning 65 - three months before or after the month that beneficiaries turn 65, they can enroll in a new plan.

  • Moving out of the plan's service area - people moving permanently out of their plan's service area are allowed to switch plans at anytime during the year.


    Source: PRWeb
    Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
    All rights reserved  

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5

    Related medicine news :

    1. Highmark Medicare Services Awarded New Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    2. CMS Selects Palmetto GBA to Administer Medicare Program in Four States
    3. National End-of-Life Organizations Release Consensus Statement on Hospice, the Medicare Hospice Benefit, and Key Issues for the Future
    4. George Will Column Misguided in Touting Competitive Bidding as a Medicare Solution; Controversial Bidding Program is Actually Anti-Competitive and Lowers Quality of Care and Access to Care for Seniors and Disabled
    5. Medical Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Role in $5.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    6. SummaCare Selects Burgess Software As Its Comprehensive Medicare Pricing Solution
    7. Massive Cuts to Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit Taking Effect January 1 Creating Acute Anxiety Among Beneficiary and Provider Communities
    8. Miami Physician Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
    9. Allsup Outlines 10 Essential Questions People Need to Ask when Evaluating Medicare Plans
    10. Video: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Annual Enrollment Period is Halfway Over
    11. Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Patients with Cancer to Cost More in 2009
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Offers One-Time Chance to Change Your Mind: Allsup Outlines Rules for Switching Plans
    (Date:9/3/2015)... ... , ... At Renew Man™, we have seen an increasing number of our ... the primary care physician dictates and the patient obeys. Instead, our clients are members ... issues and empowered to choose their own treatment options. , Recognizing that many men ...
    (Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... James Earl Jones will be ... In this episode, James Earl Jones will introduce a segment that discusses why it ... and how workplace wellness can be fostered in any working environment. , Employers are ...
    (Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Fashion designer Kim (29 years old, ... most recent episode of the hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 ... her industry. She provided herself with the motivation to transform when she designed a ...
    (Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Sara Bleich, Ph.D., associate professor ... Health and an internationally recognized scholar on obesity prevention and control, has been ... Baltimore native and 1996 graduate of Garrison Forest School, an all-girls’ independent school ...
    (Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Wounded Warrior Project® ... Caring For Our Own,” expert panelists will lead interactive discussions on the ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Men Dissatisfied with the Primary Care Physician’s Approach to Andropause Are Turning to Renew Man™ 2Health News:Men Dissatisfied with the Primary Care Physician’s Approach to Andropause Are Turning to Renew Man™ 3Health News:James Earl Jones Hosts a New "Voices In America" Piece on Making the Workplace Healthier 2Health News:New “Extreme Weight Loss” Video Blog from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center: Kim Begins with the End in Mind and Designs a Fashionable Future 2Health News:New “Extreme Weight Loss” Video Blog from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center: Kim Begins with the End in Mind and Designs a Fashionable Future 3Health News:Dr. Sara Bleich, Garrison Forest Graduate, Selected for 2015-16 Class of White House Fellows 2Health News:MOAA and WWP host 2015 Warrior-Family Symposium Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Speak 2Health News:MOAA and WWP host 2015 Warrior-Family Symposium Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Speak 3
    ... with care as your parents and loved ones prepare for ... to keep most of familiar traditions that helped define your ... notice that things don,t quite look the same as they ... this holiday checklist from Home Instead Senior Care if you ...
    ... German . , Chocolate, excitement and the stress ... They are also responsible for triggering migraines in many young ... just as important as getting the right medication. However the ... today stressed that parents and young people need to be ...
    ... Majority Predict Increase in Consumer-directed Plan Participation , ... Nearly three-quarters of health plan executives expect the current ... than the 2001-2002 downturn, according to a survey released today ... Future: Health Plans Respond to the Financial Crisis." While few ...
    ... isn,t a new technology, but it,s always finding ... ads in magazines, certain time-release pharmaceuticals, and (perhaps ... , Now Sandia National Laboratories resident microencapsulation ... company to use microencapsulation technology in a novel ...
    ... PA, 17 December 2008 - Elsevier, world-leading publisher of ... pleased to announce that, beginning in January 2009, the ... ( JPSM ) (http://www.jpsmjournal.com) will be the official ... Medicine (AAHPM). The JPSM will continue ...
    ... Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Finesse Solutions, LLC, ... science process applications, announced the introduction of an autoclavable ... requires less maintenance than traditional DO sensors currently used ... "Our new TruDO Optical sensor ushers in next-generation ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors 2Health News:Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors 3Health News:Migraines: Help for a common problem in children and teenagers 2Health News:Health Plan Executives Foresee Continued Decline in Small Business Enrollment, According to CSC Survey 2Health News:Health Plan Executives Foresee Continued Decline in Small Business Enrollment, According to CSC Survey 3Health News:Sandia's microencapsulation project gives local entrepreneur warm glow 2Health News:Sandia's microencapsulation project gives local entrepreneur warm glow 3Health News:Elsevier announces new partnership between the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and the AAHPM 2Health News:Finesse Announces TruDO Optical Autoclavable Sensors for Bioprocess Applications 2
    (Date:9/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcb7bz/pharmaceutical ) has ... (London, UK - November 16-18, 2015)" conference to their offering. ... including Columbia, Peru , Brazil ... Uruguay , Paraguay , ... , Chile This seminar can ...
    (Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that ... commence October 13, 2015. Since the ... approval program, Zimmer NexGen knee implant surpassed FDA investigation ... companies provide evidence that the product is substantially similar ... gain permissions. In 2001, Zimmer began ...
    (Date:9/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cnq7tc/medical_device ) has ... Studies: Clinical Evidence (London, UK - November 10-11, ... This course has been designed specifically for ... required for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic products. ... and the emphasis on high quality, appropriate clinical ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Latin America Seminar - London, UK - November 16-18, 2015 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That Zimmer NexGen Knee MDL Bellwether Trial Date Set For October 13, 2015 2Medical Device Studies: Clinical Evidence Course - London, UK - November 10-11, 2015 2
    ... Recorders are Medical Grade VCR and VTR's ... medical environments such as ultrasound, endoscopy, radiology ... compact design and optional control via RS-232. ... features and formats. Whether it is digital ...
    ... Transcutaneous monitoring of oxygen and carbon ... now used in a number of different ... surgery, hyperbaric medicine and orthopedic surgery. TcpO2 ... three sites to provide a good picture. ...
    Spherical Burr for FR030R, 5 mm....
    Hough Hough Burr-Saw for Crurotomy, 1 mm, ISO-No. 010....
    Medicine Products: