Affordable Care Act
The Annual Election Period is Here
Published on October 20, 2015
The Annual Election Period is here and eHealth is ready to help you find coverage
Annual Election period for 2016 is here and Medicare.com and eHealthMedicare’s is your best place to shop for Medicare plans.
The 2016 Annual Election Period(AEP) begins October 15, 2015 and is scheduled to continue through December 7, 2015. During AEP, people eligible for Medicare can enroll in, or change their enrollment in, Medicare Advantage plans or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. Changes made during this AEP become effective on January 1, 2016.
Here’s what Medicare.com and eHealthMedicare offers during this Annual Enrollment Period:
Mobile visits to eHealthMedicare.com and Medicare.com increased by over 60 percent in the last 12 months compared to the preceding 12 months. For the 2016 AEP, both sites are now mobile-friendly, which means that people can easily shop for Medicare plans in their area from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer.
A simplified prescription drug tool:
eHealth has made it easier than ever for people to enter the prescription drugs they use and find the Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan that covers their drugs at the lowest price. Exhaustive user testing has made it far easier to enter the name of a drug, especially on mobile and tablet devices.
Over 93% of people who used eHealth to enroll in a Medicare plan during last year’s AEP said they would recommend eHealth to a friend, according to an email survey of 973 eHealth customers conducted in 2015. eHealth’s Customer Care Center is staffed by licensed agents with the breadth of knowledge and personal insight necessary to help seniors find the Medicare coverage that best matches their individual needs.
Enhanced agent support: eHealth has improved the technology supporting its agents, making it possible to enroll faster and spend less time on the phone. Agents are now able to more quickly find plans that include a customer’s preferred doctor, and they’re able to more easily find plans that cover the customer’s prescribed medications.
Our largest selection of plans ever:
For the 2016 Annual Election Period, there will be thousands of plans to choose from on eHealthMedicare.com, from many of the nation’s largest national and regional insurers.
Plans from leading insurance companies:
Name-brand insurance companies will offer Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans to shoppers on a national scale through eHealth this AEP.