Highlights: For Our Medicare Clients with Stand Alone Medicare RX plans or Medicare Advantage plans.
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Over the next few months, you’re probably going to receive a lot of information about Medicare. It’s all meant to help you understand your coverage choices and make informed decisions during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). There is one piece of Medicare mail, though, that you want to be sure to read. It’s called the Annual Notice of Change, or ANOC for short, and it comes from your current Medicare plan provider. Delivered by September 30, ANOC letters ensure that plan members have up-to-date plan information before the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period begins.
Your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D prescription drug plan ANOC provides important information. It can help you decide whether to keep your current plan or look for a new one during the Annual Enrollment Period. Here’s what to look for when you get your ANOC, along with questions to help you understand plan changes and what they may mean for you.
Provider network changes:
Drug list and pharmacy network changes:
Check with your plan if you are unclear about anything in the ANOC or if you did not receive an ANOC letter. You can call the customer service number on the back of your member card. Your Medicare plan details may change every year.
Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans are offered by private insurance companies under contract with Medicare. Each year, they review their plan details each year and make changes as needed to better serve plan members. Take time to Review your Plan. You don’t want to be caught off guard by higher costs or coverage changes after January 1. And whatever your decision may be—to stay with your current plan or to explore other Medicare coverage options—you want to make it based on the facts.
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