Medicare Annual Open Enrollment time is October 15 through December 7 every year. Emory Healthcare knows there is lots of information about Medicare insurance coming at you all at once. Although we are a health care system and not an insurance company, we know how important this information is to our patients and want to make sure we provide trusted resources. We are here to assist our patients, as well as their families and caregivers in understanding Medicare and Medicare insurance basic plans.
When considering a plan, remember that no single Medicare plan is suitable for everyone. Our goal is to simplify the process of comparing and enrolling in Medicare insurance. There are different types of Medicare plans, and to complicate matters further, health care providers do not accept all Medicare plans.
One important tip for families and caregivers assisting with the Medicare process to know is that married couples will not be automatically enrolled together. Each person needs to make Medicare plan enrollment decisions based on their unique needs. It is not uncommon for spouses to have Medicare insurance with different companies. Our purpose is to make sure you have the tools to guide you with a solid understanding of what Medicare is and how it can help you or a loved one.
Emory Healthcare has partnered with MedicareCompareUSA* to provide a Medicare Insurance Helpline at no cost or obligation to patients. The helpline can provide answers to your Medicare questions and get you connected to licensed and highly trained local insurance agents. MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency that represents Emory-accepted Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Prescription Drug plans. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period takes place October 15 through December 7, and the service is provided at no cost to our patients. The helpline hours are 9 am to 7 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
*MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. All services are provided at no cost and without obligation; MedicareCompareUSA and affiliated agents are paid directly by the Medicare plan when enrollment occurs. Health care providers receive no financial benefit when patients use the service. We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.