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Medicare Advantage Online: 5 Important Steps to Take Before Enrolling

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Online enrollment has made finding and enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan easier than ever. These five tips can make it even easier by helping you avoid common pitfalls and time wasters in the enrollment process.

  1. Check your enrollment period

  2. Enrolling in Medicare Advantage Online is only possible during certain enrollment periods, such as the Initial Enrollment Period, the Annual Enrollment Period, and Special Enrollment Periods. Be sure you understand which enrollment period you’re eligible for before trying to enroll in a plan.

  3. List your doctors

  4. Will your current physicians and healthcare providers be covered under your new Medicare Advantage Plan? One way to know before enrolling in a plan is to check for your doctors in the plan’s network. We recommend making a list of your providers before comparing plans. Having a list is often easier than trying to remember all the physicians you see and how to spell their names.

  5. List your prescriptions

  6. Prescription drug coverage is a significant element of health insurance for many people, but not every plan offers the same coverage. Just like with your doctors, making a list can help you be prepared to compare plans and understand your costs. You can compare your list against a plan’s formulary to find out what your costs would be for prescription coverage with that plan.

  7. Compare Medicare Advantage Online

  8. Not all Medicare Advantage Plans are created equal. Each plan offers different benefits, has different costs, and has a different physician network. Comparing plans across multiple providers in your area is a great way to ensure you’re finding the plan that most closely fits your needs. The Medicare Online Enrollment Portal is a convenient way to compare plans side-by-side.

  9. Prepare your information

  10. Before sitting down to enroll in Medicare Advantage online, you’ll want to collect the personal information you need for the enrollment form, including things like your date of birth, Social Security Number, and address. Having this information ready will streamline your enrollment experience.

Medicare Advantage Online Resources

The Medicare Online Enrollment Portal is a resource for easily finding, comparing, and enrolling in Medicare Advantage Plans. With physician lookup, prescription price listings, and side-by-side plan comparisons, the portal is a convenient and secure way to complete the Medicare enrollment process!

If you have questions about Medicare Advantage Plans, enrollment periods, or your Medicare eligibility, our Medicare Advocates are just a phone call away. Receive your no-cost consultation by calling 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.