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What are the Medicare Part D Special Enrollment Periods (SEP)?
Usually, most seniors or other Medicare beneficiaries can only change their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan coverage during the annual Open Enrollment Period (AEP or Annual Enrollment Perio . . .

How can I check my enrollment status under the Humana plans?
If you would like to check on the status of your enrollment online, you can click on the link https://www.emphesys.com/MemberCard/Welcome.asp  You will need to enter your SSN and/or Memb . . .

When I enroll in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, do I need to disenroll from my old Medicare Part D plan or do I need to notify the current prescription drug plan about the change?
No.  You do not need to cancel or disenroll from your existing Medicare Part D plan before enrolling in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. When you change Medicare Part D prescripti . . .

How do I contact WellCare about my Medicare Part D enrollment?
You can contact WellCare by calling: Prospective Members: 1-866-765-4390 Providers: 1-855-538-0453 WellCare Classic and Extra Current Members: 1-888-550-5252 WellCare Simple Current Memb . . .

If I have a disability and receive Medicare benefits before age 65, can I sign up for a Medicare Part D drug plan at the same time? What if I decide NOT to join a Part D plan, do I pay a penalty if I decide to join a Part D plan when I turn 65?
If you are eligible for Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B (because you are 65 or have a disability), you are also eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advant . . .

I enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan during the annual Open Enrollment Period, then, I changed my mind and enrolled in Medicare Advantage plan that includes drug coverage. What happens if I enrolled in more than one plan during the AEP?
The last Medicare plan enrollment application received before the end of the annual Open Enrollment Period or AEP (the AEP ends on December 7th) determines your Medicare Part D plan or Medicare A . . .

I enrolled into a new Medicare Part D plan and still have not received my Member ID card. What should I do?
After enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, the Medicare plan provider (such as Aetna or Humana) will need about 10 business days to send you a letter confirming your enrollment or a new Member "Welcom . . .

When is the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare Part D plans?
The Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period is the same every year - and begins on October 15th and continues for seven (7) weeks through December 7th.The Annual Enrollment Period is also called the . . .

How do I enroll in a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan?
If you wish to join a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (or Medicare Advantage plan), we suggest you speak with a Medicare representative about your Medicare plan eligibility and options. To . . .

Can I enroll in an HMO Medicare Advantage plan and then add prescription drug coverage through a stand-alone Medicare Part D plan?
No.  Medicare Advantage plans are available in two general varieties: Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) and Medicare Advantage plans without prescription drug cov . . .

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Does it matter when I enroll into a Medicare Part D plan?
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How can I see the number of people enrolled in a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically releases the enrollment figures for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans and we included this information in our Medicare Part . . .

I enrolled into a new Medicare Part D plan and still have not received my Member ID card. What should I do?
After enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, the Medicare plan provider (such as Aetna or Humana) will need about 10 business days to send you a letter confirming your enrollment or a new Member "Welcom . . .

When I enroll in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, do I need to disenroll from my old Medicare Part D plan or do I need to notify the current prescription drug plan about the change?
No.  You do not need to cancel or disenroll from your existing Medicare Part D plan before enrolling in a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. When you change Medicare Part D prescripti . . .

When is the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare Part D plans?
The Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period is the same every year - and begins on October 15th and continues for seven (7) weeks through December 7th.The Annual Enrollment Period is also called the . . .

This year I am submitting a Medicare plan enrollment form, what are the most common enrollment errors that I can avoid?
Unfortunately, many people enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage plan make mistakes when submitting a printed enrollment forms.  The good news is that . . .

Can I enroll in an HMO Medicare Advantage plan and then add prescription drug coverage through a stand-alone Medicare Part D plan?
No.  Medicare Advantage plans are available in two general varieties: Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) and Medicare Advantage plans without prescription drug cov . . .

How can I check my enrollment status under the Humana plans?
If you would like to check on the status of your enrollment online, you can click on the link https://www.emphesys.com/MemberCard/Welcome.asp  You will need to enter your SSN and/or Memb . . .

Last year, I had really high medical and prescription costs. Can my current Medicare plan deny me coverage next year?
Generally speaking, No.  Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans are “guaranteed issue” to all people living within the plan’s service area - with . . .

How do I contact WellCare about my Medicare Part D enrollment?
You can contact WellCare by calling: Prospective Members: 1-866-765-4390 Providers: 1-855-538-0453 WellCare Classic and Extra Current Members: 1-888-550-5252 WellCare Simple Current Memb . . .






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