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Open Enrollment : National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Understanding health insurance during open enrollments.

During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to research, understand your options and enroll in the best plan for you: the plan that offers the best coverage for the services and medications you need, at the lowest possible cost. Even if you like your current plan, costs and coverage may change in the coming next year.

  • Read more about health insurance and Medicare on our site.
  • MS Navigators are available to you navigate resources and answer your questions at 1-800-344-4867 (regular business hours) or online.

Medicare

Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) and Medicare Advantage open enrollment is October 15 to December 7 for coverage that begins January 1, 2017.  During this open enrollment time, you can:

  • Enroll in a Part D or Advantage plan for the first time
  • Switch to a different Part D plan
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage plan to original Medicare

Check your eligibility for a low-income subsidy, Medicare Savings Program or Special Enrollment periods.

  • MS Navigators are available to you navigate resources and answer your questions at 1-800-344-4867 (regular business hours) or online.

Marketplace (or people who are currently uninsured)

Marketplace open enrollment is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  During this open enrollment time, you can:

  • Enroll in a Marketplace plan for the first time
  • Re-enroll in a Marketplace plan. Current enrollees MUST re-enroll every year, or select and enroll in a new plan. If current enrollees do nothing, MOST will be automatically re-enrolled in the same plan.
  • Switch to a different Marketplace plan. If you switch to a new health plan that does not cover your current medications, treatments or doctor, ask for an exception to maintain temporary coverage of them to avoid interruptions in care.

Check your eligibility for a premium subsidy and access no-cost insurance help in your area at heatlhcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.

  • MS Navigators are available to you navigate resources and answer your questions at 1-800-344-4867 (regular business hours) or online.

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The health and medical information on our website is not intended to take the place of advice or treatment from health care professionals. It is also not intended to substitute for the users’ relationships with their own health care/pharmaceutical providers.

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