If you have health insurance through Medicare, the federal healthcare program for those age 65 and older, your annual open enrollment period - the time when you can change your choices for Part D (prescription drug) coverage, enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, change Medigap plans, and/or change Medicare Advantage plans - starts
Choices you make now will take effect
Traditional Medicare covers hospital stays and outpatient visits on a fee-for-service basis, and you don't need to do anything if you're satisfied with your coverage. But if you buy an additional Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, or if you have chosen coverage through a private Medicare Advantage-managed care plan, it's wise to pay close attention, because details can change significantly from year to year. Premiums may go up, drugs may be dropped from the menu of covered medicines, and doctors you like may leave your network.
"The decisions you make in open enrollment can impact you for the entire year," said
"In order to become a more informed consumer about Medicare and benefits changes in 2022, now is the time to sign up to take one of our workshops at PCOA locations in
Learn about: changes for 2022 effective
Each workshop will be presented by a
About to turn 65?If you are becoming eligible for Medicare for the first time, PCOA's Understanding Medicare - What You Need to Know events present the basics and the current options that go with Medicare.
The workshops are scheduled at PCOA locations in
An in-person session in
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Unbiased counseling is by appointment only; no walk-ins.