As we approach the new year, it’s important to start thinking about your Medicare plan and how to make the most of it in 2023. With changes and updates happening every year, being proactive about your healthcare can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. In this blog, we’ll share some tips on how to be proactive with your Medicare plan in 2023, so you can stay healthy and happy all year long.
- Review your plan and coverage options – It’s essential to review your Medicare plan and coverage options every year, as plans and costs can change. Make sure to read your Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents, which outline any changes to your plan’s benefits, costs, and coverage. This will help you determine if your current plan still meets your needs, or if it’s time to consider switching to a new plan.
- Take advantage of preventive services – Medicare covers a wide range of preventive services, such as flu shots, cancer screenings, and annual wellness visits, at no cost to you. These services can help detect and prevent health problems before they become more serious, so make sure to schedule these appointments as soon as possible in the new year.
- Consider Medicare Advantage plans – Medicare Advantage plans offer additional benefits beyond what Original Medicare covers, such as vision, dental, and hearing services, as well as prescription drug coverage. If you have Original Medicare and want more comprehensive coverage, consider switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) from October 15 to December 7.
- Take advantage of telehealth services – With the ongoing pandemic, telehealth services have become more popular than ever. Medicare covers many telehealth services, including virtual check-ups and mental health counseling, so take advantage of these convenient and cost-effective options for receiving medical care.
- Stay informed – Medicare can be complicated, but staying informed is the key to being proactive with your healthcare. Sign up for email newsletters from Medicare and your plan provider to stay up-to-date on changes, updates, and new benefits. You can also visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE for more information and assistance.
At Dickneite Senior Benefits, we understand the importance of being proactive with your Medicare plan. We offer personalized advice and support to help you make the most of your plan and navigate the complex world of Medicare. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for a healthy and happy 2023.
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