Starting in the fall of 2011, the Annual Election Period (AEP) will take place beginning October 15 and run through December 7. This is a change from the current schedule of November 15 to December 31.
Then on January 1, 2011, the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) will be eliminated. As many of you already know, this period allowed beneficiaries to switch between “like” plans from January 1 to March 31 each year.
Also in 2011, the first Baby Boomers start to age into Medicare. There are 45 million Medicare eligibles in the country today, and by 2020 that number will grow to over 60 million. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please call us at 1-800-998-7715 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.