Ed Sandrick: November 8, 2018



Medicare Annual Election Period Has Begun; Setting the Record Straight About Common Medicare Misperceptions Impacting Veterans


Ed Sandrick

Director of the Veterans Channel, Humana

For military veterans with Medicare and their caregivers, the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans which runs from October 15 to December 7, is a critical time. You’ll want to assess health care coverage to ensure you select the best possible health plan to cover doctor visits, medical equipment, medications to meet their health needs, within your budget in the coming year. To help with this process, some common myths should be examined.

Common myths include:

  • My health coverage is covered by the VA, so I don’t need Medicare.
  • All parts of Medicare are the same.
  • There is no way to save money on health care plans.
  • I’m on my own when it comes to selecting a Medicare plan.

Even if a Veteran has VA health care benefits, adding Medicare Advantage may provide access to more health care providers and could make medical treatment, equipment and prescriptions more affordable. The first step in selecting the right Medicare plan is reviewing your current health needs, outlining your health goals and considering what health care needs you may have in the immediate future. This will help you identify whether your current plan still meets your needs in 2019.

On Thursday, November 8th in advance of Veterans’ Day, Ed Sandrick will offer Veterans details about choosing the right plan this enrollment season and share a variety of resources that are available.

For more information please visit: www.humana-Medicare.com  and www.Medicare.gov



Ed Sandrick is the director of the Veteran Channel, Humana Strategic Alliances, and has been with Humana for 17 years.  Ed is also the point person for Humana’s national veteran service organization partners, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Veterans (AMVETS). Ed leads a team that is focused on developing and implementing Veteran outreach activities at the state and local level, primarily with and through Humana’s Retail organization.

Ed’s career in health care began at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago after obtaining his master’s degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University. Since then, Ed has held a variety of senior management positions in both hospital administration and managed care. Ed served on active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1979.  He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2000, attaining the rank of colonel. Ed lives in Naperville, Illinois and is married to Marcia Sandrick. They have six children and three grandchildren.

For technical information please contact Richie Chuang at 917-207-9978


Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS organization and stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana Medicare plan depends on contract renewal.

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