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I am enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, but have recently made plans to do some traveling throughout the United States. Will my plan provide the same coverage in all the states I visit?

Not necessarily. You will need to contact the company that is offering your plan to find out if/which benefits are available out-of-state. If your plan does not offer out-of-state coverage, there may be another plan offered by the same firm that does, or a similar plan offered by another firm…

I just became eligible for Medicare this summer and signed up for a Medicare Advantage plan, but I’m still not sure if I like my plan. Can I switch plans during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period?

Yes. You can change Medicare Advantage plans or switch to traditional Medicare between October 15 and December 7 each year. You can also use the annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period (January 1-March 31) to switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan or switch to traditional Medicare.

How can I find out if my doctor is in a Medicare Advantage plan network?

There are a couple of ways to find out if your doctor is in a Medicare Advantage plan network. If you have a particular plan or insurer that you’re looking into, you can go to the plan’s website and look for their searchable directory or find a plan directory on…

I’ve been enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan for several years, but I want to switch to traditional Medicare. Can I make that change during the Medicare Open Enrollment period?

Yes, you can elect to switch to traditional Medicare from your Medicare Advantage plan during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. Your coverage under traditional Medicare will begin January 1 of the following year. You can also make this change during…

I decided not to sign up for a Part D drug plan when I first qualified for Medicare when I turned 65 last year, but now I want to enroll in a drug plan during the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Can I do that?

Yes, you can sign up for a Part D plan during the Medicare Open Enrollment period. However, you may also owe a late enrollment penalty because you didn’t sign up for Part D drug coverage when you first became eligible for Medicare. The penalty is equal to 1% of the…

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