Are you satisfied with your Medicare Advantage Plan?
If you find that you are dissatisfied with any changes in your Medicare Advantage plan for 2016, you can use the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) to switch to Original Medicare with a stand-alone Part D (prescription) plan. You should also decide whether you need to buy a Medigap plan that supplements Original Medicare by paying copays and deductibles of Medicare-covered services.
Going from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare with a stand-alone Part D plan is the only change you can make during this time. Remember, the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period occurs each year from January 1 to February 14.
To make this change, you can contact 800-Medicare.~(1 800-633-4227)
Is my test, item, or service covered by Medicare?
You can find your answer using a very helpful online tool at www.Medicare.gov. You simply go to the website and you’ll see the question asked. Type your item and click the “go” button. You don’t have a computer? No problem, just come to the Senior Center Computer Lab and do your search.
All the answers to your Medicare questions are at your fingertips. On Medicare.gov, you can also find:
- Doctors, hospitals and providers in your zip code
- Nursing home contact information, ratings and distance from your town
- Medigap plans and suggestions for how to choose one
- Quick methods to report an address change or request a replacement Medicare card
If you prefer using the phone: Call 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.