Medicare Open Enrollment is open! Open Enrollment for Medicare opened on October 15th and will be closed December 7th. If you currently have a Medicare policy, this is the best time to switch your health plan and prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year. It is also the perfect time to sign up for a new policy if you do not have an existing one.
When looking for the right amount of coverage for the 2015 year, there are many factors to consider outside of convenience and cost. Make sure to consider these aspects when looking for the right amount of Medicare coverage for 2015:
- Doctor and hospital choice – your health can be a sensitive subject, which is why it is important to make sure you work with a doctor and hospital that you are comfortable with. Be sure that your new Medicare coverage will allow you to visit the health professional of your choosing.
- Pharmacy access – if you use the same pharmacy for all of your medications, make sure that it is included in the network of your drug plan. Even if you are keeping the same coverage, keep in mind that networks can change each year, so it is best to double check.
- Travel – if you travel a lot during the year, either to a different state or to a different country, you still want to be better protected. Make sure that your plan provides coverage in the places that you visit the most.
- Quality – being satisfied with the quality of your health care is one of the most important aspects of choosing the right plan. Look for policies that have a 5-star rating to provide you with the right care.
For all of your health insurance needs, contact the insurance professionals at Unisource Insurance Associates in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.