Medicare Open Enrollment

Benefit counselors of the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) are available to assist Medicare beneficiaries in navigating the federal program’s open enrollment process. During the annual open enrollment period, benefit counselors educate seniors about their Medicare options and which options may best suit their needs. While they provide information about Medicare options and the open enrollment process, counselors do not select a senior’s plan for them.

Medicare Open Enrollment starts on Oct. 15 and is when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare coverage. Beneficiaries can do this by joining a new Medicare Advantage plan or by joining a new stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP). They also can return to Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone Part D plan from a Medicare Advantage plan.

Medicare beneficiaries can contact AAACAP benefit counselors at 512-916-6062 or 888-622-9111 ext. 6062 for assistance.