According to a recent survey by United Healthcare, one in five (that’s 20%) of Medicare beneficiaries describe Medicare open enrollment as confusing. Even worse, most survey respondents couldn’t clearly identify what is covered by Medicare Parts A, B, C and D.
Considering that Medicare open enrollment starts on October 15 and runs through December 7, these statistics are pretty serious. How can you make informed decisions about your healthcare coverage if you don’t understand it?
For most people with Medicare, this is the only time each year they can change their coverage choices for the coming year. The hard part is that Medicare open enrollment can be confusing. How do you figure out which plan or plans are a good fit for you or a loved one?
Now there’s a site to help people with Medicare and their loved ones better understand their Medicare open enrollment options. You can access helpful online resources and tools or attend a National Medicare Education Week event. Visit www.medicaremadeclear.com for more details.
Scroll down for an informative video about understanding your Medicare 2016 choices. You can also review this PDF (click here for download), which identifies the different options that Medicare members can consider this year.
by Donna Giachetti