What You Need to Know About 2022 Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions regarding what you need to know about the 2022 Medicare annual open enrollment are my own.

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If you or someone you know is about to enroll in Medicare, there are some things you need to know. Enrolling in Medicare can seem daunting, but thankfully, the 2022 Medicare Enrollment page on SeniorLiving.org will help you navigate the Medicare open enrollment.

I still have a few years before I’m eligible for Medicare (you must be 65 or older), but I did learn some things from helping my parents when they enrolled for Medicare. It would have been nice to have had the enrollment page to help guide us, though, but at least YOU can now benefit from it.

What is Annual Enrollment?

Medicare Annual Enrollment is coming up from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, so no time like the present to get prepared. You can enroll in Medicare for the first time during this enrollment period, drop your plan, or switch plans. This goes for Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans).

I also highly recommend that you call QuoteManage using the number at the top of the SeniorLiving.org page. It’s a no-cost, no-obligation call with an expert who can help you find the right Medicare plan for your needs.

Who is QuoteManage?

QuoteManage is a national Medicare telesales brokerage firm that specializes in Medicare and helps seniors across the country find the best plan to fit their needs.

They help eligible Medicare customers enroll in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare prescription drug, vision, and dental plans to cover all of their evolving health needs. They also advise newly Medicare-eligible and newly retired Medicare recipients with their healthcare insurance options.

Did you know that Original Medicare isn’t enough for most seniors?

It’s true. Many older adults don’t realize that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t cover everything.

For example, Part B enrollees are responsible for paying 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for all Part B services, which can really add up. Plus, Original Medicare doesn’t limit out-of-pocket costs, which means your cost-sharing responsibility will accumulate without a cap.

If you just sign up for Original Medicare, you may end up paying high out-of-pocket costs throughout the year. Because of this, Medicare also contracts with private insurance companies to offer add-on or bundling options such as:

  • Medicare Supplement Insurance, also known as Medigap
  • Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare Part D, also known as Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs)

By adding these plans, you can help limit your out-of-pocket costs and provide additional coverage and benefits.

For more information and help, please visit the 2022 Medicare Enrollment page on SeniorLiving.org. And share this valuable resource with your Medicare-eligible family and friends.