A very important piece of Medicare planning is your Annual Notice of Change. Called ANOC, it provides information to 'alert' you annually to check your present Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug plan changes for the following year, particularly with prescription medications. Medicare Advantage and or Prescription Drug plan carriers can change their drug formularies and drop or add a medication, for example.
Medicare offers excellent oversight of what is offered to you in the market and what information is sent out to you. Reminder: Medicare encourages you to take advantage of health screenings, preventative tests, and more that Medicare plans include.
There are many plans out there to choose from, and the field of carriers expanding into the Northwest is growing. Take your time before making a decision, compare plans, and speak to a licensed, experienced agent who offers multiple options. New in 2019, if you need to make a change to your Medicare Advantage plan, you will have an opportunity from January 1st through March 31st.
ABOUT US - Victoria Bramley, with The Insurance Store Inc/NW, is a respected Health Insurance and Medicare planning professional with access to local and national insurance companies. From birth to end of life, she and her team are here to help you with your healthcare planning.
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