Those on Medicare may review and stay with their current plan or look for a new one, the release indicated. Any changes made during the open enrollment period won't take effect until
"However, new plans in 2020 are allowed to offer even more services for certain members with chronic conditions, including nutrition services, in-home supports and home modifications," TCOG Executive Director
More factors are now involved in deciding whether to change plans, according to the release.
During the Annual Enrollment Period, Medicare recipients can also switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage; from one Medicare Advantage plan to another; from one Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan to another; or elect to drop their Medicare Part D coverage altogether.
Anyone who didn't enroll in a Medicare Part D plan when they were first eligible may do so during this year's open enrollment period.
Appointments for free Medicare benefits counseling may be made by calling 903-813-3505 or toll-free 800-677-8264.
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