So, do you feel pretty good about the changes you made during Medicare’s Open Enrollment
1. Cancel your supplement coverage
phone, others require a written request so ask what your insurer requires.
2. Cancel your automatic withdrawals.
Were your premiums being automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account?
Cancel your withdrawal with the insurance company and then follow up with your financial
institution to make sure the automatic withdrawal is cancelled.
3. Tell your doctor
If you changed from one Advantage Plan to another, let your doctors know the first time you see them in the new year. If your doctore unknowingly files for reimbursement with the wrong insurance
company, it will cause confusion and delays in payment.
4. Tell your pharmacy
Present your new insurance cards to your pharmacy before you need your next prescription. Don’t wait until you need a refill or have an emergency before you make this change.
Some medications require a pre-authorization from your physician. If you have needed this in the past, check your coverage and then contact your doctor before you need a prescription refill.
Taking these steps now will help you side-step any potential problems with your new health care plan.