Seniors searching for Medicare Advantage supplement plan quotes for the coming year 2012 will want to keep in mind that enrollment will starts October 15th, 2011. Companies like AARP, Anthem, Aetna and Cigna will be offering a variety of plans to Medicare eligible seniors during the coming Medicare enrollment period for 2012. Price quotes for many Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans are currently available. (See our Medicare Advantage Medigap Enrollment Help links for more information).
This period begins October 15th (earlier this year, in one of several changes) and runs to December 7th, 2011. Seniors that miss this enrollment period will find that they will have to wait until the next year to enroll, unless they are actually turning 65 in the next several months (in which case, newly eligible Medicare recipients will find that they can enroll after January 1st, 2012. It’s crucial to begin researching Medicare Advantage and Medigap supplement plans in order to make an informed choice. If you are a senior, and are confused by your plan, you might wish to ask your physician (or more likely your doctor’s office personnel) which plans that they accept. Choosing a plan without this information can mean enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan in which your doctor is not “in-network.”