Important Medicare Dates You Need to Know for 2014
If you have Medicare, get your calendars ready! These important dates will keep you organized and ensure that you enjoy all of your coverage benefits; Simplefill has gathered these dates to keep you prepared:
Starting the first day of 2014, your Medicare insurance plan goes into effect. Any changes made by you or Medicate to your plan started on New Year’s Day.
January 1 – February 14
This is the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. During this time you can:
- · Drop your Medicare Advantage Plan
- · Switch to Original Medicare
- · Enroll in a Medicare Cost Plan
- · Add a Medicare prescription drug plan (if you switched to Original Medicare)
Set aside time to compare different Medicare health plans to see which one best meets your needs. Doing research in advance will help you evaluate your alternatives.
October 15 – December 7
This is Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. During this period, you can:
- · Change your Medicare health insurance or prescription drug coverage for 2015
- · Join or drop a Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, or Medicare Cost plan
If you don’t wish to make any changes to your Medicare coverage, your plan will remain the same in 2015. It isn’t necessary to enroll if you are keeping your plan the same.
January 1 – December 31
People turning 65 can enroll in the Medicare Part D plan for the current year. If you’re a Medicaid recipient, you can make changes or enroll in the Medicare Part D plan for the current year.
Mark these dates on your calendar to take advantage of your Medicare coverage. If you have any questions about your prescription drug services under Medicare, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team.