By Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA
October 1, 2015 – The time to start comparing your coverage with other options is now. You may be able to save money by comparing all of your options. What to consider when choosing or changing your coverage:
- Doctor and hospital choice
- Prescription drugs
- Quality of care
- Your other coverage
Visit the Medicare Plan Finder at Medicare.gov/find-a-plan. If you’d like personalized counseling about choosing coverage your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in Minnesota, this is our Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433
October 15-December 7, 2015 – Change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2016, if you decide to.
January 1, 2016 – New coverage begins if you make a change during Open Enrollment. New costs and benefit changes also begin if you keep your existing Medicare health or prescription drug coverage and your plan makes changes.