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A Few Things to Know About the Medicare AEP – Annual Enrollment Period, Which Runs October 15th-December 7th


One of the most vital considerations as we get older is our health – and having the proper healthcare that we need. This is why obtaining Medicare is so important.

Here are some key things to know.

Your options during the AEP – Annual Enrollment Period

You can take several actions during the annual enrollment period. Some of the changes you can make during this time include the following:

  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Change from Medicare Advantage back to Original Medicare
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another
  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
  • Cancel your Medicare prescription coverage

What if you miss the deadline?

Things happen, and in the event that you miss the Annual Enrollment deadline, you may wonder what options you have. In most cases you may have to wait until next year. However, you may still be able to make changes outside of the enrollment period depending on the type of coverage you have with an SEP (Special Enrollment Period.)

In any event, Senior Watchdog is ready to help guide you through the process of enrolling and finding the best plan for you. We will explain all the different plans, compare Medigap vs. Med Advantage, and will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Advantage Plans offered in our rural area.

For more information or any questions on AEP - Annual Enrollment Period, visit or call us at 815-223-9394.

Senior Watchdog

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