Medicare Open Enrollment is

October 15–December 7, 2017

What Is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for adults who are age 65 or older or certain younger people who are disabled.

During this time, you can switch, drop or enroll in Medicare Part D prescription plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. All plan elections will take effect January 1st. (Under certain conditions, people can switch plans at other times.)

The website has a lot of information and is worth exploring.

The website has a lot of information and is worth exploring.

Medicare is not free for most people. There is a premium for Medicare Part B.  For everyone, Medicare covers 80% of your medical costs while you are responsible for the other 20%.  Depending on your income, you could qualify for the Medicare Savings Program which may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-pays. 

There is assistance available to help low-income individuals and couples with their Medicare costs.  To find out about these programs and how to enroll, please contact the Medicaid Medicare Assistance Program (MMAP).  

Are you confused by your Part D/Prescription options? MMAP counselors are trained to help seniors and others who qualify for Medicare enroll in the different parts of Medicare and finding supplemental programs to help with the costs.  

Contact MMAP to set up a phone appointment or find a counselor near you.  If you are familiar with the Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) office, you can request an appointment at our office.  You can also contact the WHP office to set up an appointment with a counselor in our offices by calling 734-544-3030.

Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program