The time for 2019 coverage selection is now! Itâ€™s open enrollment, the short time frame that is infamous for all decisions to be made regarding upcoming health insurance coverage. McGriff-Williams can assist in plan changes or confirmation of renewal if you stay on the same plan that you currently have. Our agents are knowledgeable and ready to help guide you through this process. And if you donâ€™t have a plan already in place, nowâ€™s also the time to purchase new coverage! Here are some important dates to keep in mind:
October 1 â€“ Open enrollment begins for off-marketplace (ACA but non-subsidized) plans
November 1 â€“ Open enrollment begins for marketplace (subsidized) plans
December 15 â€“ Deadline for all new coverage and plan changes, which will be effective January 1, 2019
Medicare Open Enrollment begins today, October 15th. This is the time of year when you can review and change your Medicare coverage for 2019. Being educated on your options and comfortable in your decision ensures you are getting the right coverage to fit your needs.
Changes can be made NOW through December 7th, however, you are not required to take any action during this time if you do not wish. If you currently have originalÂ Medicare and either an advantage plan or a supplement and you are happyâ€¦. Your coverage will renew as is for next year. If youâ€™d like to switch things up and try a different route, nowâ€™s the time!
Whether youâ€™re brand new to Medicare or not quite there but starting to get inundated with information, we can help! At McGriff-Williams, we hold quarterly seminars to explain and simplify the whole Medicare process, while also comparing advantage plans to supplements and how prescription drug coverage comes into play. We understand this can be very overwhelming and stressful but it doesnâ€™t have to be! Let us help you navigate the joys of being 65 and/or retired so you can reap the benefits of all the hard work you put in.
Please contact us anytime with Medicare-related questions or call to register for one of our 2019 seminars, which are all Wednesdays @ 10:00am:
April 17th, 2019
July 17th, 2019
October 16th, 2019