Annual Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period changes for 2012 – an important tool for affordable health insurance in Brentwood by Barbara Kempen | Sep 19, 2011 | Affordable Health Insurance, Health Insurance Brentwood, Health Insurance Pacific Palisades, Health Insurance Santa Monica An important tool of affordable health insurance in Brentwood are the Medicare Advantage Plans for people 65 years an older. This year the enrollment period for Advantage plans for January 2012 effective dates have changed from years past. * The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D will begin October 15,2011 and end December 7, 2011. This is a change from years past when the Annual Enrollment period began November 15 and ended December 31. * The Annual Dis-Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans is from January 1 to February 14 2012 and your only opportunity to make a change. During this time you will only be allowed to dis-enroll from your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to original Medicare. You may purchase a stand alone Part D plan and purchase a Medicare Supplement plan if you wish. * As in 2011 , there will be no more open Enrollment Period in 2012. If you are interested in enrolling into a Medicare Advantage Plan it is in your best interest to be proactive and compare plans. Please be advised that no official marketing material for 2012 Medicare Advantage Plans can be given out prior to October 1st and plans can only be sold starting October 15th. Finding affordable health insurance in Brentwood is our main goal, let us help you with any questions you have concerning health insurance.