The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is upon us. October 15th – December 7th is the time when people need to evaluate their Medicare Coverage.
New for 2020 Advantage plans
The trend in Medicare Advantage seems to be adding more “extra benefits” like transportation to doctor visits, hearing aids, free eye exams, and $100 – $200 for eye glasses. One Advantage plan is offering acupuncture benefits for pain management.
One Part D drug plan will double its premium for 2020.
I can’t name names here, but one stand-alone drug plan, with a $26 premium, will be double that in 2020. The well-known company is calling and mailing their customers to make sure they are aware they should change their drug plan.
The well-known company is also telling these people – who have Medicare supplements – that they should consider the company’s $0-premium Medicare Advantage plan. Interesting.
It’s always busy during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period.
I hope I can reach all 60 of my clients who have the Part D drug plan that is doubling its premium for 2020. Not all of my clients use email, so I have lots of calls to make. This will keep me pretty busy for the next two months.