Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| Dr. Eva Norman

Medicare Open EnrollmentIt’s that time of year when those who are on Medicare can make changes in their Medicare coverage. Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 – December 7, 2015. During this time, you can make changes in your Part C & Part D coverage. On November 1, 2015 you can begin making changes in your Medicare Advantage coverage; which covers gaps in Parts A & B coverage.

Medicare Open Enrollment Tips & Resources

It’s important to choose options that work best for you; including your Medicare Advantage coverage. Here’s a helpful page that offers assistance in finding the Medicare coverage that fits you best.

Helpful Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Below is a brief summary of what can be completed during the Medicare open enrollment period.

During Medicare Open Enrollment from October 15th – December 17th, you can:

  • Change from an Original Medicare Plan to a Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another
  • Enroll in a Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plan
  • Change Medicare prescription plans
  • Determine what you want in your health plan coverage & seek a corresponding plan; i.e., changing from one plan to another, adding on a Part D plan for prescription drugs, dropping a prescription drug plan or utilizing a Low Income Subsidized program.

Changes made during this period will take effect on January 1st of the corresponding ‘next’ year (for 2015 this means in 2016).

During Medicare Advantage Plan Disenrollment from January 1- February 14 you can:

  • Leave your Medicare Advantage Plan and enroll in the original Medicare plan
  • Join a Part D plan for prescription drugs, if you participate in original Medicare

This free brochure explains in detail, the basics of Medicare Open Enrollment; including tips, rules, disenrollment and even special enrollment periods.

The Importance of Healthcare

At Live Your Life we want to make sure that you have the best healthcare available. In order to receive the best options, make sure your insurance fits your lifestyle and financial situation. Taking your prescriptions into account, you will want to be sure that any Part D plan you choose lists your medications in their Formulary List.


Dr. Eva Norman
President & Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Live Your Life Physical Therapy, LLC


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