A potential Medicare crisis is at hand – AmeriHealth & Aetna are dropping coverage for many seniors in New Jersey. Learn more:
Amerihealth HMO, INC has announced it will not renew its Medicare contract for 2017. All Medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled in the Amerihealth 65 Preferred and Amerihealth 65 Medical Only plans will receive, or may have already received, letters explaining their rights and eligibility for new plans.
For all Medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled in one of these plans you must take action to ensure you have coverage for January 1st, 2017.
If you take no action you will be placed back on Original Medicare. You may join a plan between October 15th, 2016 and February 29th, 2017.
If you do not choose a plan with prescription drug coverage by February 29th you will not have prescription drug coverage in 2017.
If you choose a plan between October 15th and December 31st coverage will begin on January 1st of 2017.
If you choose a plan after January 1st it will begin February 1st, 2017. Choosing a plan after February 1st will result in coverage beginning March 1st, 2017.
Aetna Medicare Value plan will also be dropped as of January 1st, 2017.
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