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Make The Choice That Is Best For You

Happy couple in retirementEvery fall, Medicare has an annual election period, also known as open enrollment. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in a Medicare Advantage (HMO) plan or Medicare Supplement, switch plans or disenroll. This year, the open enrollment period is October 15 to December 7, 2017. Changes made to any Medicare plan will take effect on January 1, 2018. Those turning 65 and aging into Medicare, have a seven-months initial enrollment period and the open enrollment period does not apply to them until the following year.

Open enrollment is the best time to assess your healthcare needs and review your options, especially since Medicare plans can change from year-to-year, the costs of your plan can increase or decrease, and benefits may change. If you have new medications or have been recently diagnosed with a medical condition, it is important to review your plan to determine if it still meets your needs.

During this time you can select the health plan, doctors and hospital that works best for you. It’s important to remember that when you select a doctor and medical group, you are also choosing the hospital where you will be admitted, should you need hospitalization.

If you are currently enrolled with PIH Health Physicians, you have access to the highest quality physicians and hospitals. If you are not enrolled with PIH Health Physicians, we encourage you to choose PIH Health during this year’s open enrollment.

Why Choose PIH Health?

  • PIH Health is the area’s premier healthcare network.
  • PIH Health provides compassionate and highly-skilled physicians, advanced practice practitioners, and clinical staff in numerous convenient community locations.
  • We can help patients and caregivers navigate the options and choose the plan that fits their needs.

At PIH Health, we understand that selecting the right plan can be confusing. To help answer any questions or concerns you may have we host several free benefits presentations by various health plans and brokers that are open to the public. Attend a session to learn more about Medicare plans and which one is right for you.

Please visit our website, PIHHealth.org/medicare, for the full list of Medicare presentation dates, times and locations.

Medicare Forums

PIH Health invites you to join us at one of our free upcoming Medicare Forums. These forums will feature a speaker who is an expert on Medicare as well an opportunity to talk with representatives from all of the Medicare health plans accepted by PIH Health.

These forums will be held:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9 am to 12 pm

PIH Health Hospital – Whittier

Auditorium, Room A-E 12401 Washington Blvd. Whittier, CA 90602

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

PIH Health Hospital – Downey

11500 Brookshire Ave, Auditorium Downey, CA 90241

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9 am to 12 pm

PIH Health Hospital – Whittier

Auditorium, Room A-E 12401 Washington Blvd. Whittier, CA 90602

RSVP

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 19, 2017

Call 1.888.365.4450, or visit PIHHealth.org/Medicare

Space is limited and reservations are required.