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The Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist

Are you ready? The deadline is Dec. 7.

The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is right around the corner. So the clock is ticking on your chance to make a change to your coverage for 2017.  Just because you’ve waited until the last minute to enroll doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of this opportunity to find coverage that’s a good fit for your health and budget needs. But it does mean that you need to focus on the basics to help you get started. That’s where our Medicare Open Enrollment Checklist comes in. It’s designed to make it easier to pick the plan that’s right for you by boiling it down to three critical tips.

Selecting a Medicare plan is one of the most important decisions you will make this year. Don’t let it slip through the cracks! Check out the checklist to help you get started.

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Checked out the graphic and looking for more tips to help guide your next steps? As you’re reviewing your 2017 Medicare options, consider three key factors: Choice, Care and Experience.

Choice.

When it comes to Medicare, one size definitely does not fit all. That’s why it’s great to have options to choose from. Explore your options and understand the benefits and costs of each plan so you can find the coverage that works best for you. Ask yourself:

  • Is your current coverage still meeting your needs, and will your benefits change next year?
  • Is the plan a good fit for your budget?
  • Are your medications on the formulary, or approved drug list?

Care.

The Medicare plan you select can have a major impact on your health and well-being. In addition to providing access to doctors and hospitals, your Medicare coverage can also help you live a healthier life and achieve optimal well-being. Some questions to consider:

  • Are you comfortable with the doctors and hospitals that are available through a plan you’re considering?
  • Do you prefer to have a full annual physical with your primary care doctor?
  • Is coverage of hearing, dental and vision care important to you?

Experience.

Medicare can be complex and confusing. That’s why it’s important to find a plan that offers benefits and resources that are important to you as well as support to help you make the most of those benefits. Think about:

  • Are you looking for a Medicare plan that can help you meet your health goals?
  • If you plan to stay with your current plan, are you satisfied with the customer service you’ve received?

Looking for more information and resources to help you navigate your options? Visit MedicareMadeClear.comOpens a new window. Curious if a UnitedHealthcare plan could be right for you? Visit UHCMedicarePlans.comOpens a new window.


Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies. For Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: A Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in these plans depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.

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