Do we have to re-enroll Mom in her Medicare Advantage each year?

Christine cares asked...

I enrolled my Mom last year in a Medicare Advantage plan. Do I need to enroll again to keep her in the same plan? Is there a passive enrollment?

Expert Answer

For most Medicare Advantage plans (also called Medicare Part C) there is no need to re-enroll every year. If your mother wants to remain with the same plan she has, she doesn't have to do anything. She'll remain enrolled in the same plan unless she actively enrolls in a different plan (between November 15 and December 31) or disenrolls from her current plan (by notifying the plan in writing) and returns to traditional Medicare coverage (between January 1 and February 14 of next year). If you have any questions or concerns about your mother's continuing coverage, directly contact her plan's enrollment department.