If your parents need assistance, adults can name a personal representative of their choosing, which would make that person their health care power of attorney and their personal representative.
The most common time to change your parent’s Medicare plan is during the Annual Enrollment PeriodThe Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), also known as the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, allows you can enroll, change or drop Medicare coverage. The period takes place from October 15 through December 7 each year; changes take effect January 1. (also known as the Open Enrollment Period), which is from October 15 to December 7 each year.
If your parent is an eligible veteran, they may qualify for additional V.A. benefits and coverage.
Before you help choose a parent’s Medicare plan, it’s important to know the basics.
Medicaid covers low-income individuals and families, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). States are required to include coverage for:
Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
Lab and X-ray services
Home health services
For purposes of Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. For example, you can’t enroll another person in Medicare, even your spouse, unless you have the power of attorney, health care proxy, or other authorization to make such decisions for the beneficiary. Adults can name a personal representative of their choosing, which would make that person their health care power of attorney and their personal representative.
It is possible to change a Medicare plan. The best time to make the switch is during the Annual Election Period (also known as Open Enrollment Period), which is open from October 15 to December 7 every year. Once you make the necessary changes, the new coverage will begin the following year on January
Some people may qualify for “dual eligibility,” meaning they are qualified for Medicare and Medicaid. Under both insurances, most of your healthcare costs will likely be covered.
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