As the days get shorter and colder, a good glass of wine become a must to enjoy with the flavors of the season. Hmm, do I pick a nice dry Red? Or maybe a sweet White? Maybe feeling adventurous for a Rose?
This time of year presents a choice for more than just wine drinkers though as Medicare enrollees have to review their plans and make sure that their pairing is up to snuff for the upcoming year.
October 15th marks the start of the Annual Election Period (AEP) for “Medicare Season”. AEP runs from October 15th through December 7th and provides Medicare beneficiaries the ability to make changes to their plan, switch plans or drop coverage all together. With the season being so short, many of us and/or our family members are under siege in an attempt to persuade them to change plans. Often so overwhelmed, it can be difficult to decipher the important information from the potentially biased sources. Critical plan changes or cancellations can slip through the cracks potentially leaving them in a less than ideal situation or without coverage at all!
Fortunately, we live in an area with an abundance of quality plans available, not to mention a plethora of fantastic hospitals to choose from. So, during this crazy time, make sure to take the time to choose your wine (plan) to fit your changing needs the best for the upcoming year. If at any point you are feeling overwhelmed with the vast number of choices, feel free to see a sommelier (specialist) to review your many options. Eric is our resident Medicare specialist and is up to date on all the plans in the area.
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out for a free comprehensive review.