The Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period

Andy Lockridge, Lockridge & Associates

Imagine that you are on Medicare and are in a Medicare Advantage plan.  Your doctor informs you that you have a serious health issue.  You want to go to the best doctor that you can find for treatment.

Then you discover that the doctor that you want to see is not part of your network of providers so you cannot see them.

There is now a solution.   From January 1-February 14, you can switch back to Original Medicare and see any doctor of your choice who takes Medicare.  This period, from January 1-February 14, is called the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period.  During this time, you will be able to disenroll from your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare.

You will also be able to then enroll in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan.

When you make the change back to Original Medicare, you will no longer have to…

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