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Open Enrollment

What you need to know
By Tony Martínez - EPIC

El Paso Integral Care, Independent Physician Association (EPIC IPA) is an organization that was developed to serve the local Medicare Advantage community of El Paso. Local El Paso doctors that provide medical services to patients in the region own and lead EPIC IPA. Currently, EPIC IPA participates with three Medicare Advantage plans: Amerigroup (Anthem), Blue Cross-Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO and Cigna HealthSpring.

Medicare advantage plans were developed to offer extra coverage to people who are Medicare eligible, covering healthcare services such as vision, dental, hearing and also offering prescription drug coverage.

In order for those who are Medicare eligible to participate in one of these programs they have to enroll during the annual enrollment period (AEP) also known as open enrollment. During this period a person that qualifies for Medicare can make changes to several aspects of their coverage.

Each year, the aforementioned period begins on October 15 and ends on December 7. It is IMPORTANT that people that qualify for Medicare keep these dates in mind since this is the only time that they can make changes to their Medicare coverage.

You can find out more information about this at 1-800-Medicare or Medicare.gov.
If you have any questions, we can help! Call EPIC at 915-599-0925

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