Medicare Open Enrollment like the holiday season is just around the corner and if your anything like me you want to get you’re shopping done early this year. Medicare open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7; leaving you very little time to do your research to select the right health insurance plan based on your budget and needs.
Before you schedule your appointment with FPG follow this step-by-step guide to help you during the 2013-2014 Medicare Enrollment Period.
Step One: Apply for Medicare. We recommend using the online application. It’s extremely quick and easy to apply, only taking ten minutes to complete.
Step Two: Fill out your Initial Enrollment Questionnaire. You should receive the questionnaire in the mail. It is important that this is filled out and returned to Medicare to ensure that your bills are paid accurately and on time. If you haven't filled out your IEQ you can also complete it online at MyMedicare.gov.
Step Three: Fill out your authorization form. This form is used to advise Medicare of the person, or persons you have chosen to have access to your personal health information.
Step Four: Schedule a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit (one-time) physical exam. This is a free no co-payment or deductible visit. This is an essential part of the process, so don't skip it!
If you have any questions, please go to medicare.gov for more information.
Step Five: Sign up for Medicare's free and secure online service, MyMedicare.gov, review and manage your personal health information.
Step Six: Download a copy of the 2013 Medicare & You Guide at Medicare.gov.
Step Seven: Use Medicare’s easy online tool to review the various plan options: Medicare Plan Finder
Step Eight: Contact an Independent Insurance agent: An independent agent can give you an unbiased list of all available Medicare Insurance options.
Step Nine: Contact FPG customer service at 1-866-999-3741 for assistance. While we can’t provide you with plan details we can direct you to the proper professional quickly and easily.
Medicare Enrollment Guide
Even if you are happy with your current health care coverage it is advised that you review the insurance plan and coverage to ensure that everything is the way you want it. Every year plans change, so you may be able to receive more coverage, benefits and lower costs on your monthly premiums under a different plan.