Medicare Annual Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15

Enrollment period ends Dec. 7

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for ages 65 and older is underway next week!

Dr. Kristi Clark, from HealthTexas Medical Group has some helpful insights about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. 

"About 25-30% of current Medicare recipients will choose a Medicare Advantage Plan," Dr. Clark said. "A lot of times, these plans will offer benefits that you don't have with traditional Medicare."

What is the Annual Enrollment Period?

"It's also called the Annual Election Period, and it's the time in which a Medicare beneficiary can change their plan or enroll for an additional benefit on their plan," said Dr. Clark. "The important thing to remember is that there are a lot of options out there."

When is the Annual Enrollment Period?

AEP starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. 

For more information about the Annual Enrollment Period, visit healthtexas.org or call 210-731-HTMG.

 

 

 

Information courtesy of HealthTexas.

Copyright 2018 by KSAT - All rights reserved.