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Emory Healthcare Has Resources to Help with Medicare Enrollment

Happy senior couple at parkMedicare open enrollment for 2019 starts October 15, which is just a few weeks away. This is an annual period when Medicare recipients can enroll in or change their Medicare coverage. Choosing a Medicare plan has a significant impact on many lives. We want to help answer your questions and simplify the process.

To help our patients and their families understand the different Medicare options, Emory Healthcare has partnered with MedicareCompareUSA to give you the tools and resources you need to make the best choice.

This free, unbiased resource is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., by calling 1-855-256-1501. MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency that is not affiliated with the federal Medicare program.

The helpline connects you with professionals who can help you understand Emory Healthcare’s Medicare resources, and help you:

  • Compare and enroll in Medicare plans accepted by Emory Healthcare
  • Sign up to attend a Medicare Education Seminar
  • Review your options during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 through December 7, 2019)
  • Schedule an appointment with a MedicareCompareUSA representative

While the helpline provides a great resource during open enrollment, it will also be available throughout the year along with Medicare Information Seminars, which can help educate people who are turning 65 or even help those who are already enrolled in a Medicare product but want more information.

If you’re turning 65, you have a 7-month period around the time of your birthday when you can enroll for a Medicare coverage — the three months prior to your birthday, the month of your birthday and the three months after your birthday. There are other special enrollment periods which you can learn more about at medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

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Understanding the Basics of Medicare Coverage Live Chat- October 18

medicare-emailJoin us Tuesday October 18 at 12 p.m. EST for an online chat on “Understanding the Basics of Medicare Coverage” with Chuck Chaput of MedicareCompareUSA and Gita Vatave, General Manager Emory Healthcare Network Advantage.  With the annual open enrollment period for 2017 Medicare coverage opening  in a few weeks (Oct. 15), it’s important to know the A,B,Cs and Ds of Medicare. Topics we’ll cover will include:

  • Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
  • Explaining Medicare Advantage
  • Differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage
  • Turning 65 and applying for Medicare
  • How Medicare works if you’re turning 65 but don’t plan to retire

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get real time answers to general Medicare questions.*

*Please note: In this venue, we will not be answering specific questions about benefits of a particular insurance plan.

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