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Looking Past AEP To Special Election Periods

Orange, CA 12/6/2011 – With the end of the Annual Election Period right around the corner, many current Medicare beneficiaries might be wondering if their options after that are limited. You still have time to take advantage of the Annual Election Period until December 7, but if you miss your chance, you may be in luck. You may meet specific conditions that will provide you with a Special Election Period.

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan but miss the Annual Election Period, you might be eligible to make changes during a Special Election Period (SEP). Joppel is available to help you compare plans during your SEP and provides Medicare beneficiaries with information you need to determine your options.

Joppel, a decision support tool, website and call center for Medicare beneficiaries, seniors and caregivers is the Medicare division of HealthCompare Insurance Services Inc. Joppel provides a wealth of information, offers expert guidance from licensed agents, and utilizes a consumer-friendly on-line tool for those eligible for Medicare. If you or a loved one is about to become eligible for Medicare, you should visit the Joppel site today.

An Exciting Time to Age-In To Medicare

If you are just aging-in to Medicare, you may be very interested in all of the media attention it has been getting during the past few months in light of the Annual Election Period, or Open Enrollment. Even though the AEP occurs every year giving Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to make changes to their coverage, this year AEP started and ended earlier than ever before, adding to the excitement and importance of the advertising campaign.

Eligible for Medicare? Understanding When and How To Sign Up

Many people have misconceptions concerning Medicare eligibility, assuming it is only available to individuals with disabilities, or perhaps, only to those individuals over 65 years of age. Some people think they will only receive Medicare benefits if they have retired from working, while others believe it is provided solely for low-income individuals.

Staying Healthy To Enjoy Your “Medicare Years”

We have all heard that healthy living, including good nutrition and exercise, can help prevent illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer. While many of us listen to the fitness experts on television, or read magazines that inspire us to make healthy food choices, our daily focus on staying healthy can often get blurred by hectic schedules and busy lifestyles.