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Is it Time to Change Your Medicare Plan?

Did you know there are certain times of the year you can change your#Medicare plan? Did you know there are specific situations that will allow you to make changes at any time?

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Is it Time to Change Your Medicare Plan?

Here are the options to make changes to your Medicare plans.

  • (IEP) Initial Enrollment Period

    • The 7-month window when you turn 65 to enroll in Original Medicare Part A and Part B

      • Three months before your 65th birthday

      • The month of your 65th birthday

      • Three months after your 65th birthday

  • (OEP) Open Enrollment Period

    • January 1st - March 31st each year

    • You may change your Medicare Advantage Plan or return to your Original Medicare

  • (SEP) Special Enrollment Period

    • You can change your coverage after a qualifying event, such as:

      • Moved

      • Dual Eligible with Medicaid

      • Medicaid

      • Extra Help

  • (AEP) Annual Election Period

    • October 15th - December 7th during this timeframe, you can make the following changes:

      • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan

      • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan to Original Medicare

      • Go from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another

      • Change from a Part D Plan to another

      • Join a Part D Plan

      • Drop a Part D Plan

There are circumstances where you can make changes throughout the year, and this is where our licensed agents can help.

  • If you've had a change of address

  • If you qualify for Extra Help

  • If you are eligible for Medicaid

  • If you are on Medicaid

No matter the circumstances, and if there is a Special Election Period, it is always good to have a Medicare Benefits Review. Plans and benefits change yearly, not to mention increases in Medigap (Medicare Supplement) premium prices.

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Want to know more?

At Bedrock Financial Group, we provide complimentary consultations and no-cost Medicare reviews. Our home office is located in New Albany, IN. We have a Senior Resource Center in Stanford, KY, and another office coming to Asheville, NC.

We service the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

If you have Medicare questions, you can call our team at 502-200-1516. If you want to set up an in-person Medicare Benefits Review, please call 833-905-1060. If you would like a comprehensive overall review, you can call 833-905-1060 or email with your contact information, including your name, city, state, and phone number, and we will connect with you.


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