November 17, 2021
It’s time to shop & compare plans for 2022
Medicare’s Open Enrollment is now – December 7. Review your Medicare health and drug coverage and compare it with other plans that may better meet your needs.
During Open Enrollment, you can make these changes for your 2022 coverage:
- Change how you get your Medicare coverage—Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan
- Switch Medicare Advantage Plans (with or without drug coverage)
- Join, switch, or drop a Medicare drug plan
Review your options
Even if you’re happy with your current Medicare coverage, it’s important to review your coverage options for 2022. Here are a few reasons why:
- Your needs may change. You may find you’re going to the doctor more or less often, the prescription drugs you take may be different, or you may need better access to health care services.
- Benefits and costs can vary. Not all Medicare coverage options offer the same benefits. Plan benefits and costs can change from year-to-year. If you have a Medicare plan, check your Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) to see what’s different for 2022.
- New, more affordable Medicare plans may be available. The total cost, provider network, and services offered are different between plans. Check if other plan options could better meet your needs or lower your out-of-pocket costs.
If you like your current health care coverage and it’s still available in 2022, you don’t need to take any action.
Shop & compare plans in your area
Compare 2022 coverage options and shop for plans. Get estimates of costs and review benefits offered by Medicare health and drug plans in your area. You can even compare plans based on their star rating for quality and performance.
If you log into (or create) your secure Medicare account, you can:
- Save your current prescriptions and favorite pharmacies.
- Get cost estimates for each plan based on the drugs you take and pharmacies you use.
- See your costs if you get Extra Help with prescription costs.
Contact Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program – OSHIIP 800-686-1578 with your Medicare plan questions.