MEDICARE HEALTH PLANS

       Medicare Advantage Plan marketing is carefully regulated by The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. On this page I will only talk generally about Medicare plans, and invite you to contact me should you like my recommendations and additional information.

      

Medicare Advantage &
Part D Annual Election Period (AEP)


OCTOBER 15, 2017 TO DECEMBER. 7, 2017

     The Annual Election Period is the time when you can change your Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plan.  New coverage beginning the 1st of the following year. 

     Each year you can review all Medicare Health Plans offered in your county by visiting the website http://www.medicare.gov  and clicking on the green link titled "Find Health & Drug Plans".   You can also review the stand-alone Part D prescription drug plans being offered on this site. 

SIGNING UP FOR PART A AND B MEDICARE

     You can sign up for Part A and B of Medicare by clicking on the Social Security link below.  You can also call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or make an appointment at your local Social Security office.

https://www.ssa.gov/medicare/
 

Medicare Advantage Health Plans 

     If you would like to discuss my recommendations for Medicare Health Plans, you are welcome to call me at 503-650-4325 to request information or setup a time to talk. I represent a variety of quality plans.

If you would like to read the Medicare publication "Medicare & Me"  click on the link below:

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10050.pdf

Medicare Advantage disenrollment period 

     Sometimes people decide to cancel their Medicare Advantage plan and go back to Traditional Medicare (with or without a Medigap Plan)  with a separate Part D Prescription drug plan.  You can terminate your Medicare Advantage plan from January 1 to February 14 of each year.

Medigap Plans (Also called Medicare Supplements)

    For those preferring Original Medicare with a Medigap Plan I represent multiple carriers in Oregon.  The most popular Medigap plans are Plan F, G, and N.

    Unlike a Medicare Advantage plan, you can apply for a Medigap plan anytime, but acceptance is not guaranteed except during a guaranteed-issue period.   If you are on a Medicare Advantage plan, you need to wait until either the AEP or MAPD periods discussed above.

To learn more about Medigap plans you can read the Medicare Guide at the link below;

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/02110-Medicare-Medigap.guide.pdf

 

SPECIAL "BIRTHDAY RULE"  FOR THOSE ON MEDIGAP PLANS 

    For those with an existing Medigap plan, a special 'birthday rule' applies in Oregon which allows you to change to another company (identical plan only) the month before and the month after your birthday month.  

    For example if you have a Plan F, you could switch to another plan F with carrier with no medical underwriting. This may allow you to lower your premium.              

PART D  STAND-ALONE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS

    If you have a Medigap Plan you may choose to enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan. You can view the Part D plans in your area by clicking on the blue link below:

https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx

    To better understand the Medicare part C and D enrollment times, late enrollment penalties, and enrollment time frames, please read the Medicare publication at the link below:

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11219.pdf

 

 WORKING WITH A BROKER

     There is no direct cost to working with a Broker as I am paid directly by the insurance carrier should you sign up for a plan and appoint me as your agent on the application.  I would be happy to sit down with you to answer your questions and share information on the plans I recommend, or mail or email you the information to review on your own.   I cannot directly contact you without you contacting me first.  My phone number is 503-650-4325.

 

CONTACT INFO

Call Dan Neils at 503-650-4325  if you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting. You can also email me at danneils@gmail.com   My fax number is 503-863-3821 and you can my mailing address is

AGAPE INSURANCE  19652 McCord Rd.  Oregon City, OR 97045

 

 last updated 09/14/2017