Medigap Monday: When Can I Shop My Medicare Supplement Plan?

It’s the beginning of the year and most people are starting to receive their Notice of Increase from their Medicare Supplement carriers. It’s a very common misunderstanding that you can only change your Medicare Supplement once a year starting in October. However, that is untrue. The October to December annual enrollment deadline only applies to Medicare Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plans.

If you have a Medicare Supplement plan, you can shop your plan all year long. One very important thing to remember about Medicare Supplement plans is that they are federally regulated plans. The letter of the plan dictates the coverage, not the carrier, so there is no reason to pay more with one carrier over another.

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