New Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Starting in 2019, Medicare has introduced a new enrollment period called Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (also known as OEP).  This enrollment period will take place from January 1st to March 31st each year.  This new enrollment period has replaced the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period which ran from January 1st through February 14th.

Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions that may be useful to you.  Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate in reaching out to your agent to get more assistance.

What can I do during OEP?

If you are current enrolled on a Medicare Advantage Plan:

  • You can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Drop your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare A and B
  • Sign up for a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (if returning to Original Medicare)
  • Apply for a Medicare Supplement plan (if returning to Original Medicare)
What can’t I do during OEP?

If you are not currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, this new enrollment period is not available to you.

Can I switch as many times as I want?

No, during OEP you can make a one-time plan change to become effective the 1st of the following month.  This is a one-time opportunity within the Open Enrollment Period, but there could be other Special Election Periods throughout the year (ask your agent for more information).

Our agents at VibrantUSA work together as a team of Medicare Insurance Specialists to make sure our customers receive the best unbiased service in the industry.  Our specialists are not financial planners, auto insurance agents, or real estate professionals who work Medicare on the side.  Our specialists focus on Medicare nearly 100% of the time throughout the entire year.

Contact VibrantUSA Online

Request assistance from our team here on our website.  An agent will get back to you as quickly as possible.

VibrantUSA can work with you over the phone

Give us a call at 866-733-5111 and we will make sure an agent is able to answer any questions you may have.

VibrantUSA Office Locations

Visit a VibrantUSA location.  We currently have 4 office locations in Washington and 1 in Texas to serve you.

VibrantUSA is an independent insurance agency representing more than 30 regional and national insurance companies with more than 50 plan variations. Because we are independent, our only mission is to help you find the insurance coverage that best fits your needs, preferences and budget.

VibrantUSA is considered the agency of choice for hundreds of primary care physicians. VibrantUSA maintains up-to-date information on the Medicare insurance plans accepted by each family care practice we support and we help patients find the solution that is right for their specific needs. Primary care physicians trust VibrantUSA because they know we are the Medicare insurance specialists, we are unbiased and we treat their patients with the respect and level of service they deserve.

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