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Medicare Advantage Plans - Are They Taking Advantage of Seniors?

The time has arrived for open enrollment for Medicare 2022. It began October 15 and will run through December 7. "Open enrollment", also known as Medicare's annual election period, permits plan enrollees to reevaluate their coverage – whether it’s Original Medicare with supplemental drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plans (MA) – and make changes or purchase new policies if they choose to do so.

During the Medicare open enrollment period, you can also:

  • Switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (as long as you’re enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B, and you live in the Medicare Advantage plan’s service area).

  • Switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare (plus a Medicare Part D plan, and possibly a Medigap plan).

  • Switch from one Medicar