The busy season of Open Enrollment is upon us. Open enrollment for Medicare and individuals under 65 starts on October 15th!
It is turning out to be a relatively quiet year without a lot of major changes, but here are the most notable ones:
Medicare Advantage Updates for 2019
If you’re on a SCAN Classic I Plan your premium is not going to change. If you’re on a SCAN Classic II Plan, so that you can go to UCLA, your premium is going to $32 and you will have expanded access to UCLA primary care physicians.
Medicare Drug Plan Updates for 2019
If you’re on the Humana Walmart Drug Plan your premium is going from $20.40 to $29.90. If you’re on the SilverScript Choice Plan, your premium is going from $28.50 to $34.80. Aetna's Medicare Rx Select (PDP) is going down from $19.70 to $19.10.
Open enrollment period for Medicare (AEP) goes from October 15 to December 7th. New plans begin January 1.
IFP Enrollment News and Information
For Individual and Family Plans for people under age 65, your Open Enrollment period begins early this year on October 15th and ends on January 15th. If you want your plan to begin January 1, you must have a completed application by December 15th. There are no exceptions to this deadline. This gives you the window of October 15 - December 15th to make an appointment with us.
Please note that some news sources saying the government has shortened the window for open enrollment DOES NOT apply to California as we have our own enrollment period which runs from October 15 - January 15, 2019.
The 2019 prices and offerings are available to us now through one source but not our major quoting source. If you are on Covered California, we can meet either by phone or in person to renew your coverage. If you want to switch plans, we must wait until October 15th.
Here’s to a successful Open Enrollment for your Healthcare in 2019.