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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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