It is very important to choose the right Everett Medicare plan. The federal government is sending letters to the seniors who are enrolled in Medicare health plans and drug plans. The letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will let them know that their plans have been below average, poorly rated and substandard for the last three years. These services will encourage the seniors to look for other options and decide which plan is the right one. The seniors will be provided with the steps that they should take in order to obtain a better plan. They should choose a plan which has a rating between three stars and five stars and sign up for this plan during the open enrollment period which is between October 15 and December 7, 2012.
If the Medicare beneficiary who is currently enrolled in a substandard plan misses the opportunity to enroll during this time then he will have another chance to switch to a new plan with three stars or five stars on January 1. The letter also provides a Medicare toll free number to the member. The letter comes as a surprise to some beneficiaries since they do not really use the CMS’ scale of ratings when choosing their plans. Most seniors don’t really look at the star ratings when choosing their plans. Even if they do, they will most likely follow the suggestions of their friends, families and doctors.
According to Jonathan Blum, the chief of Medicare, they want Medicare beneficiaries to choose a better quality plan so that the insurance companies will improve their plans. They want beneficiaries to start finding and selecting the highest quality plans and to avoid the low performing plans.
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