The Health Care Reform Law and Medicareby Denise Early on Mar. 27, 2010, under Health
Here is a concise summary of what the Health Care Reform Law means for Medicare and Medicare Advantage. A change I haven’t mentioned previously concerns the time period for changing Medicare Advantage plans, which is currently allowed between November 15th and December 31st (with a focus on Part D) and January 1st to March 31st.
Starting in 2011, people will get one period to change their Medicare Advantage plan or Part D plan between October 15th and December 7th.
Medicare Advantage enrollees will be allowed to disenroll from their Advantage plan and go back to Medicare between January 1 and February 15th. During this period, they would be allowed to enroll in a stand-alone Part D plan to replace the plan that was included in their Medicare Advantage plan (MAPD).
Here is the link to the very concise summary of changes for Medicare and Medicare Advantage: