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Medicare Open Enrollment Can Be Confusing, Emory Healthcare Has Resources to Help

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment occurs every October through December. Emory Healthcare has the resources to assist our patients, families, and caregivers in understanding the basics of Medicare and Medicare insurance. Emory Healthcare has beneficial resources to help you review your Medicare coverage. Medicare’s open enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) allows Medicare recipients to enroll 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 support our patients and their families in understanding the different Medicare options, Emory Healthcare has partnered with MedicareCompareUSA to provide a Medicare Insurance Helpline. The helpline offers the necessary tools and resources to make the best choice for you or your family member.

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

Emory Healthcare’s Medicare helpline can assist patients with the following:

  • Compare and enroll in Medicare plans accepted by Emory Healthcare
  • Sign up to schedule a Medicare insurance consultation with a licensed and highly trained agent
  • Review your options during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (October 15 through December 7)

While the helpline provides an outstanding resource during the open enrollment, it will also be available throughout the year. The Medicare telephone consultation with a licensed and highly trained agent is also an option to help our patients prepare for their Medicare eligibility and those already enrolled in Medicare but who need more information or assistance.

If you’re turning 65 and becoming eligible for Medicare, you have a 7-month period around the time of your birthday when you can choose your Medicare coverage. The timeframe includes:

  • Three months before your birthday.
  • The month of your birthday.
  • Three months after your birthday.

To learn more, visit Emory Healthcare’s Medicare resources page.

Call our Medicare Insurance Helpline toll-free at 855-256-1501 or visit our Medicare resources page at emoryhealthcare.org/medicare.

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