Make The Choice That Is Best For You

Make The Choice That Is Best For You

Every fall, Medicare has an annual election period, or AEP. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in a Medicare Advantage (HMO) plan or Medicare Supplement, switch plans or disenroll. Every year, AEP is from October 15 to December 7. Any changes you make will take effect on January 1 of the following year. Those turning 65 and aging into Medicare, have a seven-month initial enrollment period and the AEP does not apply to them until the following year.

Watch a special message from a few of our PIH Health Physicians regarding Medicare AEP.

AEP 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 work 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 full PIH Health network of primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals. If you are not enrolled with PIH Health Physicians, we encourage you to choose PIH Health during this year’s annual enrollment period.

PIH Health is contracted with the following Medicare Advantage plans:

  • Aetna PPO
  • Alignment Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare

Why Choose PIH Health?

  • PIH Health is the area’s premier healthcare network.
  • PIH Health works with 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 numerous 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. Click the link below for a full list.

Medicare Presentations

Medicare Forums

Medicare Forums will be held in-person this year at both PIH Health Whittier Hospital and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. You can register for any Forum by completing the form on the event registration page.

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Saturday, October 1, 2022 (English/Spanish)
From 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, A, B, C, D, E, F

Saturday, October 15, 2022 (English/Spanish)
From 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, A, B, C, D, E, F

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

Saturday, November 5, 2022 (English/Korean)
From 9 am to 12 Noon
Location: Palm Oak

Saturday, November 19, 2022 (English/Spanish)
From 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Palm Oak