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I wish to drop my Medicare Part D prescription drug plan coverage - What should I do?
In general,  you can only drop, disenroll, or cancel your Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan coverage during the annual Open Enrollment Period (AEP) -- that runs each year from Octob . . .

How does the premium grace period work for Medicare Part D plans?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented safe-guards to protect Medicare beneficiaries who inadvertently missed a Medicare Part D premium payment and require Medicare p . . .

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 . . .

What should I do if I disenrolled from my Medicare Part D plan for next year, but it was a mistake, and I wish to stay enrolled in my plan?
If you have disenrolled from your Medicare Part D plan (or Medicare Advantage plan) for next year and are still within the annual Open Enrollment Period (running each year from October 15th through De . . .

I didn't pay my plan premiums and was disenrolled from my Medicare Part D plan. What is the "good cause" that I must show to be reinstated in my plan?
First, if you receive a written notification that you have not paid your Medicare plan premium (or IRMAA payment), telephone your Medicare plan’s Member Services department immediately (the to . . .

How do I cancel (disenroll) from my Medicare plan?
Are you enrolling in a new Medicare Part D plan this year? No need to cancel your existing plan. If you are enrolling in a new Medicare Part D plan, you simply need to enroll in the new plan or call . . .

Can a Medicare Part D plan disenroll a plan Member if the person doesn't pay their monthly premiums?
Yes.  As noted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan can disenroll a plan member for non-payment of premiums after proper notice an . . .

What are Medicare Part D prescription drug plans required to do before disenrolling a plan member for non-payment of premiums?
Medicare Part D Plans are required to: Send a bill to the person with Medicare with the amount due and due date. Send a notice (first notice) within 15 calendar days of the premium due . . .

What happens if a person with Medicare is disenrolled from their Medicare Part D plan?
If you lose your Medicare Part D coverage or are involuntarily disenrolled from your Medicare plan: You may no longer have any prescription drug coverage until you join another Medicare plan - . . .

Can I drop my Medicare Advantage plan during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP)?
Yes. the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP) will begin January 1st and continue through March 31st.  During the MA-OEP, you will be allowed to drop your Medicare Advantage plan (M . . .

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I receive all of my medications through the VA, so can I disenroll from my Medicare Part D plan?
Yes. You are allowed to disenroll from your Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP - October 15th through December 7th) or outside the AEP using a Sp . . .

I want to drop my Medicare plan and cannot find a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), what happens if I just stop paying my Medicare prescription drug plan premiums?
You may be disenrolled from your plan - and we do not recommend this action.   If you stop paying your Medicare plan premiums, your Medicare plan can:Involuntarily-disenroll you from the pla . . .

I didn't pay my plan premiums and was disenrolled from my Medicare Part D plan. What is the "good cause" that I must show to be reinstated in my plan?
First, if you receive a written notification that you have not paid your Medicare plan premium (or IRMAA payment), telephone your Medicare plan’s Member Services department immediately (the to . . .

What should I do if my Medicare Part D plan says that I haven't paid my monthly premiums and will be disenrolled from my drug plan.
Contact your Medicare plan immediately.  A Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan can “involuntarily" disenroll you from the plan if you fail to pay your monthly premiums - and once . . .

Can I be disenrolled from my Medicare prescription drug plan if I refuse to pay my Medicare Part D IRMAA?
Yes.  If you are a Medicare beneficiary who earns a higher income, you can be assessed an Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) that must be paid in addition to your Medicare Part D . . .

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 . . .

If I mistakenly disenrolled from my Medicare Part D plan last week, can I be reinstated back into my plan?
Maybe.  But unfortunately, reinstatement into a Medicare plan after member-initiated disenrollment is only allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in very limited situati . . .

What should I do if I disenrolled from my Medicare Part D plan for next year, but it was a mistake, and I wish to stay enrolled in my plan?
If you have disenrolled from your Medicare Part D plan (or Medicare Advantage plan) for next year and are still within the annual Open Enrollment Period (running each year from October 15th through De . . .

How do I cancel (disenroll) from my Medicare plan?
Are you enrolling in a new Medicare Part D plan this year? No need to cancel your existing plan. If you are enrolling in a new Medicare Part D plan, you simply need to enroll in the new plan or call . . .

Can I drop my Medicare Advantage plan during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP)?
Yes. the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP) will begin January 1st and continue through March 31st.  During the MA-OEP, you will be allowed to drop your Medicare Advantage plan (M . . .






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