Navigation Links
Seniors Shortchanged on Time as Annual Enrollment Period Shrinks This Fall

SHELTON, Conn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlanOne, a general agent in the online health insurance market, announced today it will increase staffing for Medicare Solutions during the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The enrollment period for choosing a new Medicare Advantage plan has been significantly compressed by health reform legislation.

Historically, Medicare recipients could select a new Medicare Advantage plan between November 1 and December 31 during AEP; and change or drop their plan between January 1 and March 31 during Open Enrollment Period (OEP). However, health reform legislation eliminated the OEP, so that seniors have only 7 weeks to add or change a Medicare Advantage plan instead of the 21 weeks they had in prior years. Seniors can no longer join or switch an Advantage plan between January 1 and March 31. Seniors will have less time to review and consider new plans.

There are many other changes in Medicare plans that recipients should consider, including the elimination of some plans. Carriers are also eliminating most Private Fee for Service (PFFS) plans. Most seniors with PFFS plans will need to choose a new Medicare Advantage plan or consider a supplement plan and Part D plan. Knowing what services are needed within each plan and their costs is important.

To fulfill demand, the Medicare Solutions team will add several experienced Medicare representatives, who can answer questions and concerns about different plans from those eligible for Medicare.

Seniors needing help with their Medicare coverage may find a more affordable option by using and by speaking with our knowledgeable licensed agents, reading our free articles and tools for comparing costs. Medicare experts are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to answer questions and to assist users. (800) 328-7305

ABOUT HealthPlanOne

Founded in 2005, HealthPlanOne offers the broadest portfolios of health plans from top-rated carriers available to individuals, families and Medicare recipients.  For more information, visit HealthPlanOne for individuals and families; and Medicare Solutions for Medicare beneficiaries.

Contact: Karin Holmgren (203) 402-2503

SOURCE HealthPlanOne
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. More Than 1.5 Million Americans Sickened, Injured or Killed by Medication Errors Each Year; Seniors Most at Risk
2. Seniors Can Be Heartened by New Study on Statins
3. HealthCare Partners, IPA, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO, Recognize Seniors Taking Their Healthcare Concerns Directly to Lawmakers in Washington, DC
4. National Long Term Care Leaders Praise Senator Snowes Recognition of Nursing Homes Unique Funding Challenges in Caring for Nations Seniors
5. New Survey Shows Seniors Struggle Under the Weight of Multiple Medication Use
6. 5 Seniors Win $2,500 Dakim BrainFitness System to Fight Alzheimers
7. RetireSafe Urges Senate to Defeat Senate Amendment 2793 -- Says Senator Dorgans Drug Importation Plan Puts Seniors at Risk
8. SCAN Health Plan Arizona Exceeds Expectations as Local Seniors Select Medicare Advantage Coverage
9. Philips Introduces Breakthrough Medical Alert Service That Helps Enable Continued Independence for Seniors by Improving Access to Help in the Event of a Fall
10. American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles Working With Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to Help Seniors Stay Independent
11. New Jersey Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  In a startling report released today, National Safety ... lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, ... the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where ... city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women ... diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate ... that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):