Until December 31st, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have the opportunity to manage costs by signing up or switching their current coverage in Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries may either enroll in or switch plans.
Remind your senior relatives to review thier "Annual Notice of Change" advising them about upcoming company-mandated changes to existing plans.
Educate yourself, too. There are 4 parts of Medicare.
Part A: Includes hospital coverage
Part B: Provides coverage for doctor's visits
Part C: Medicare Advantage plan which means Medicare pays a private insurance company to provide and administer your Medicare and your plans' benefit
Part D: Prescription drug coverage
And, remember, Medicare does NOT pay for long-term care, just short stays in a nursing home for rehabilitation. Long-term care insurance is one solution for care needs, along with private pay.
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