The middle of October starts a very important timeline to compare your current Part D or Part C plan to plans offered by other companies for 2022 coverage!
The new year can bring costly surprises. Every year, most companies change their monthly premium, coverage options, copays, and provider networks for services and RXs.
Participating in Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment is not required to keep your current Medicare Part D or Part C insurance.
- However, it’s the only time (for most people) to find out if your current plan will continue to work for you next year and to shop for a new plan, if desired.
Note: Medigap (also called “supplemental”) plans are not subject to the annual Medicare Open Enrollment timeline. See here for more information about Medigaps in Washington.