Regrets About The Medicare Advantage Plan You Are Enrolled In? It's not too late!
Regrets about the Medicare Advantage plan you are enrolled in?
There is good news!
It’s not too late, you can change your Medicare Advantage Plan. Each year, from
January 1–March 31, if you are already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan and
want to change your health plan, you can!
How do you know if you want to change? Some questions to ask yourself:
- Did you find out that your Doctor does not accept the plan? Would you
rather switch plans than switch Doctors?
- Did you think your plan covered your diabetic testing supplies and then find
out that you had to switch brands? Would you rather walk a mile than
- Did you go to your primary physician and find out you need to see a
specialist, and have to wait to get authorization? Would you rather have
the option to see who you want, without having to ask permission?
- Are you finding that the cost of the premium and prescriptions are just too
If this sounds like you, you might want to check out your options. Yes, you have
You can either switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan with or without drug
coverage or go back to Original Medicare and join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
If you have limited income and resources, you may be eligible receive Extra Help
if your income is less than $1719 per mo. individually, or if you are married $2309 per
mo., which would help cover the costs of part or all of your Part D deductibles,
coinsurance, copayments and prescription drug costs.
You may also qualify for financial assistance with your Medicare Part B premiums,
$164.90 per month in 2023.
Do you want to know more about other services?
As certified SHIP Medicare Counselors through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid,
We can help with many issues surrounding Medicare & Medicaid. Our services are
always Free and Confidential.
To speak with Michelle Phillips - SHIP/SMP Coordinator, contact South-Central
Colorado Seniors Inc., SLV Area Agency on Aging, at (719) 589-4511.