Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription plans and Medicare Advantage plans is held every year from October 15 to December 7. This Open Enrollment Period is the only time most beneficiaries can change or join a Medicare Part D Prescription plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. Choices about healthcare plans can have a big impact on both your budget and your care. There’s a lot of information and many options, so it can be helpful to talk to someone who can walk you through plan choices.
During the Open Enrollment Period, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B typically holds Assistance Days throughout our six-county, southeast Michigan service region. Events are held at senior centers, libraries, houses of worship and other community venues. These events let you meet with a MMAP counselor who can review your current plan, help you compare options and enroll in a plan. We are doing things a little differently this year due to COVID -19. We will not hold community-based assistance day events, but will instead offer personalized counseling with our certified counselors by phone or via the Zoom (a computer-based meeting app).
Make an Appointment to Review Your Plan Choices
Reviewing your plan choices every year can be helpful. Even if you have a plan you’ve been happy with, plans change yearly and even small changes in your personal situation–like taking a new medication–can affect plan costs. We may be able to save you money. Last year, our MMAP team saved beneficiaries over $3 million.
Appointments are available from October 15- December 7. We will ask you questions about your current plan and the medications you take, so you’ll want to have that information handy.
We will begin scheduling appointments September 1. To schedule yours, call (800) 703-7174.
If you have questions about your Medicare Part D Prescription plan choices or Medicare Advantage plan choices, please call (800) 803-7174 to speak with a certified counselor and make an appointment.