What is open season in terms of Medicare?
Open season is also known as open or annual enrollment. It is a set period of time that typically happens once a year, that allows insured individuals and companies to make changes to their existing health insurance. This is also the period of time during which Americans may buy health insurance through online health insurance exchanges.
In terms of Medicare, open enrollment is when close to 50 million insureds may opt to stay in original Medicare or change plans within Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug programs for the next year. Individuals can only make changes to their insurance or extra benefits during open enrollment, or if they have a specific qualifying event.
Medicare Supplement FAQs
- Can I choose my home health care provider?
- Does Medicare automatically add my medications to my drug list?
- Does Medicare cover medical equipment and preventive services?
- How can I order a duplicate Medicare Summary Notice?
- How do I make sure my health information is accurate and up-to-date?
- How will the Affordable Care Act change my Medicare coverage?
- I lost my Medicare card. How can I get a replacement?
- Is there a way for me to figure out my deductible status?
- My eligibility information is not correct. What do I do?
- What happens to my Medicare coverage if I have other insurance coverage?
- What is open season in terms of Medicare?
- What is premium-free Medicare Part A?