Preparing for Medicare Annual Enrollment
October 1, 2019 | by The Polyclinic

Medicare plans change each year and so do your individual health needs. It’s important to reevaluate your plan each year to make sure it continues to meet your needs. Your annual window to make changes for 2020 is rapidly approaching; the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins on October 15 and runs through December 7. Make sure you’re enrolled in a plan that’s right for you.

Here are a few ways to prepare:

Learn about Medicare

Explore our Medicare resources. Learn more about how Medicare works, what it covers, eligibility, and plan options at one of The Polyclinic’s free classes.

Consider your health needs and wellness goals

Have your health needs changed in the past year? Are you thinking of joining a gym or adding a new exercise routine to your schedule? Do you want vision or dental care? Some plans offer free fitness club memberships and bundle medical, dental, and vision care.

Anticipate travel plans

Are you traveling out of the country in the year ahead? Make sure you have the coverage you need if you need to see a doctor while you’re away.

Review plan details

After you’ve considered your health needs and wellness goals, think about your current plan. Does it adequately cover your prescription drug needs? Is your current doctor in-network in the plan you are considering? Are you paying for too much coverage or not enough? Are there new plan options this year that are a better fit?

Discuss plan options with an expert

Get an unbiased opinion from a Medicare expert who can help you consider all plan options. Call or email Connexion Insurance Solutions, an independent agency assisting Polyclinic patients, at 1-877-217-3279 or, or stop by a Polyclinic Medicare Help Desk at Madison Center, Northgate Plaza or Broadway to talk about your plan options. This free Medicare resource will be available October 15 through December 6, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed for lunch 1 - 2 pm). No appointment needed.