Friday, January 21, 2011
Just a quick note for seniors who are in a Medicare Advantage plan (a plan that is NOT traditional Medicare and a supplement) like an HMO or PPO, have until February 14, 2011 to disenroll and rejoin original Medicare and get a supplement and stand alone drug plan. Consult your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor to find out if you can switch, and make sure you know your options. You should do this right now in order to protect your rights. The SHIP program operates under a grant from the federal government, and is an all volunteer organization of experts who can assist you with making a decision without any bias. Please contact your SHIP counselor today or call 1-800-MEDICARE.