Free Medicare Forums During Medicare Enrollment Season Offered by PIH Health
Healthcare Network Provides Information to Eligible Medicare Recipients
To help provide Medicare enrollment information, PIH Health hosts free Medicare forums to answer questions and provide information for Medicare recipients. The final forum for this year takes place on Saturday, November 23 at 9:35 a.m. at PIH Health Whittier Hospital. Spanish session to follow at 10:40 a.m.
Eligible Medicare recipients, primarily those aged 65 and older, can review their current Medicare coverage, make changes or choose a new plan during the annual election period (AEP) which takes place from October 15 to December 7 every year.
“Medicare enrollment season is the perfect opportunity to review coverage options, especially since Medicare plans can change from year-to-year affecting the costs of plans,” says Roberto Madrid MD, vice president of Medical Operations, PIH Health Physicians – Group Division. “It is also the best time to assess healthcare needs and if there are new medications or a recent diagnosis with a medical condition, it is important to determine if a new plan is needed.”
During this time, recipients can select the health plan, doctors and hospital that work best for them. It’s important to remember that when selecting a doctor and medical group, Medicare recipients are also choosing the hospital where they will be admitted, should the need arise in the future. This year, PIH Health has added three new Medicare Advantage Plans to their list of accepted health plans: Alignment Health Plan (effective 1/1/20), Blue Shield of California, Blue Shield Promise Health Plan, CareMore (Contract ending on 12/31/19), Health Net, Humana, SCAN (effective 1/1/20), UnitedHealthcare.
For a full list of contracted health plans and PIH Health’s free Medicare forums and benefit presentations, visit PIHHealth.org/AEP. To speak with a PIH Health representative for Medicare information, call 888.365.4450.