National Stroke Association and Allsup Provide Guidance as Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and ACA Implementation Overlap
Medicare Brochure Available Online and in Print
Belleville, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
annual open enrollment—Oct.
15 to Dec. 7, 2013—starts just two weeks after the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
launches its enrollment period Oct. 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. The timing
of the two separate events may confuse some, and National Stroke Association
and Allsup are reminding seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare,
they do not have to purchase an exchange plan.
help individuals better understand their Medicare options, the National Stroke
Association brochure, Understanding Medicare and How It Works,
is available online at http://www.stroke.org.
Printed copies can be ordered free of charge.
launch of the Affordable Care Act may make some Medicare beneficiaries doubt
their current medical coverage,” said Jim Baranski, CEO National Stroke
Association. “It’s important that Medicare beneficiaries, especially stroke
survivors, understand that they will have the same benefits as they do now and
do not unnecessarily purchase additional healthcare coverage.”
meets the ACA’s individual responsibility requirement. “If you have Medicare,
you do not have to purchase an exchange plan to avoid penalties,” said Paula
Muschler, Allsup Medicare Advisor® operations manager.
it’s still a good idea to review your current Medicare coverage and take
advantage of the annual enrollment period to make changes,” Muschler said.
“There have been some changes to Medicare
Advantage plans and Part D coverage for 2014. Stroke survivors and
individuals with disabilities often have specific needs that are better met
through a Medicare Advantage plan versus Original Medicare.”
evaluation of Medicare options, call an Allsup Medicare Advisor specialist at (866) 521-7655
or visit Medicare.Allsup.com. The Allsup Medicare
Advisor is a Medicare plan selection service offering personalized help that
includes customized research and enrollment assistance.
NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION
National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the U.S. that
focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke by developing compelling education
and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for
all impacted by stroke. Visit http://www.stroke.org
for more information.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans
disability appeal, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services
for individuals, employers and insurance
carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting
people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as
financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is
based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.