NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare.com recently launched a new and improved website. The new Medicare.com website provides you with all of the information you may need to make changes to your Original Medicare insurance, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans.
The Medicare Annual Election Period, also known as open enrollment, is from October 15 through December 7. If your medical needs have changed and you now require additional Medicare coverage or need to see a specialist, a Medicare Advantage Plan may be beneficial. Alternatively, if health conditions have improved and additional benefits have become unnecessary, it might be time to switch back to Original Medicare to avoid paying for what you're not using.
The new Medicare.com website features easy to access information on all options available during open enrollment: Switch from Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and B) to a Medicare Advantage Plan, switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare, switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or add, change or drop a Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plan.
There are nearly 15 million Medicare Advantage enrollees across the 641 eligible plans. Now is the time to examine your current Medicare plan using Medicare.com to determine your best Medicare coverage options. Medicare.com is a free service that will connect you with a licensed advisor to help you make an educated decision for the appropriate Medicare insurance plan that meets your needs.
On the new Medicare website, you can find information on Medicare Advantage Plans and any alternative to Original Medicare provided by a private insurance company. Medicare Advantage plan benefits include hospital services and emergency and urgent care as well as vision, hearing, dental and wellness programs. Medicare Part D drug benefits may be included to provide Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Full press release available here: http://www.medicare.com/Open-Enrollment-2013-Starts-Today-and-Medicare.com-is-Ready-with-a-Redesigned-Website
Medicare.com is privately owned and operated by Medx Publishing, Inc., a leading publisher of Medicare information. It provides tools and resources for people to make informed decisions on basic Medicare coverage needs. Founded in 2004, Medicare.com is a non-government resource with the mission of being an asset to both the Medicare system and those who depend on it, in that we provide coverage information simply and straightforward.