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Do I qualify to enroll for 2009 coverage?

The Annual Enrollment Period for 2009 coverage in Today's Options has ended, but you may still qualify to enroll if you meet certain qualifications.

Between January 1 and March 31, you can make a one-time switch in your Medicare coverage under the certain circumstances during the Open Enrollment Period (OEP).

  • If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage (MAPD), you can use OEP to enroll in:
    • A Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage (MAPD)
    • Original Medicare + a Part D Plan
    • Or, a Medicare Advantage only Private Fee-for-Service Plan (PFFS) + a Part D Plan
  • If you have a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan, you can use OEP to enroll in:
    • Another Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan
    • Original Medicare only
  • If you have a Medicare Advantage only Private Fee-for-Service Plan (PFFS) + a Part D Plan, you can use OEP to enroll in:
    • A Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage (MAPD)
    • A Medicare Advantage only Private Fee-for-Service Plan (PFFS) + the same Part D Plan
    • Original Medicare + the same Part D Plan
  • If you have Original Medicare + a Part D Plan, you can use OEP to enroll in:
    • A Medicare Advantage Plan with Prescription Drug Coverage (MAPD)
    • A Medicare Advantage only Private Fee-for-Service Plan (PFFS) + the same Part D Plan
  • If you have Original Medicare only, you can use OEP to enroll in:
    • A Medicare Advantage Plan (MA)

Please remember: If you have a plan with prescription drug coverage, you cannot drop your prescription drug coverage during OEP.

There are other circumstances under which you can enroll for coverage in 2009. You can enroll if you:

  • Are new to Medicare.
  • Recently moved outside of your current service area for Medicare health plans or Medicare prescription drug plans.
  • Have both Medicare and Medicaid or your state helps pay for your Medicare premiums.
  • Were recently approved for extra help paying for Medicare prescription drug coverage.
  • Just moved into a long-term care facility (such as a nursing home).
  • Recently left a Program of All-Inclusive Care (PACE) program.
  • Recently involuntarily lost your coverage that is equal to Medicare's, such as from an employer, also referred to as "creditable coverage".
  • Are either losing coverage you had from an employer or leaving employer coverage.

If you have any questions or are unsure if any of these statements may apply to you, please call Today's Options at 1-866-714-3976 (TTY for the hearing impaired: 1-800-958-2692) 8 AM to 8 PM in your local time zone, 7 days a week.

 

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