Medicare Annual Election Period Continues

November 17, 2020

A lot can change in a year. If there’s been a change in your health, finances or medical needs, you may need to change your Medicare coverage. 

During the Medicare annual election period, Medicare recipients can change existing health or drug plans, which may lower the cost of medical insurance, prescription drugs and preventive care. Starting in 2021, many plans will also offer dental and vision coverage. Recipients may even be eligible for free over-the-counter medications, home health supplies and meal delivery service. The annual election period ends Dec. 7. 

Mercy wants you to have the best health coverage possible. To help you with the confusing process of selecting the right coverage for you, Mercy is hosting free informational sessions with licensed, independent insurance broker who will:

·       Evaluate your current coverage

·       Discuss your current and future needs

·       Present your options clearly and simply

·       Review prescription medications

·       Determine if you need vision or dental insurance

·       Decide if you would like free over the counter medications and meal delivery service

·       Help you choose the plan that gives you the best coverage at the lowest cost to you!

For your safety and convenience, we are offering both in-person and virtual sessions (phone or video). This means you can visit with an independent broker from the safety and comfort of your home and still have access to the expertise of our independent brokers. There are also two livestream webinars available in December, on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.  As always, all broker consultations are free and carry no obligation to buy any health insurance coverage. The only thing participants must do is register and select an appointment time that is convenient for them.

To learn more and sign up for a free informational session, visit mercy.net/MedicareFtSmith or mercy.net/MedicareNWA or call 833.401.6421 for more information or help connecting to a session. For a complete list of Mercy locations and services near you, visit mercy.net.

“Our free Medicare annual enrollment consultations are a fantastic way for people to learn about Medicare Advantage plans and traditional Medicare,” said Kevin Moran, Arkansas’ director of payor relations and contracting with Mercy. “There are a lot of options for people eligible for Medicare. Visiting with one of our independent brokers will give participants a chance to gain a better understanding of their choices when it comes to health care, insurance and the services provided by Mercy.” 

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