September 2, 2015
Hello Valued Client,
It’s hard to believe, but the Medicare Annual Election Period is just around the corner again! Good Neighbor Insurance (GNI) is here to help you sort through the Medicare puzzle for the coming year and make sure that you’re enrolled in the plan that best fits your specific needs for the 2016 plan year. We at GNI specialize in Medicare Supplement / Medicare Gap plans. Specifically Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has declared the 2016 Annual Election Period to be from October 15th, 2015 through December 7th, 2015. All elections made during that time period will be effective January 1st, 2016. What this means for you as a Medicare beneficiary is that there is limited time in which we can review your current coverage and compare the new plan options available in your area. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can schedule an appointment that fits your schedule.
It is essential to carefully choose the plan you want to enroll in for the coming year. For 2016, there will be a 45-day Annual Disenrollment Period from January 1st through February 14th, during which a Medicare beneficiary may make one disenrollment from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare and a Part D plan. You can no longer make changes between MAPD plans during this time.
Good Neighbor Insurance – GNI has proudly served the needs of the Medicare beneficiaries since 1997, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of customer service through the coming year. We value your business and invite you to contact us at your earliest convenience to start planning for the coming year.
Thank you again for your business, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Doug Gulleson for the GNI team