Jeffrey Fernandez: October 10, 2018


Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans is October 15 through December 7, with Plans Going into Effect January 1, 2019

Jeffrey Fernandez

Vice President, Western Segment for the Medicare Advantage plans at Humana            


The annual enrollment period is here, and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can select the Medicare Advantage health plan or prescription drug plan best suited for them. Selecting the right health and prescription drug plans is crucial, but there are many misconceptions surrounding the enrollment process, as well as some key changes for 2019. Humana is committed to helping people achieve their best health so that they can continue to pursue what is most important to them. Choosing the Medicare plan that’s right for you or your loved one can seem overwhelming, so it is important to stay informed.


On Wed., Oct. 10th, Humana’s Jeffrey Fernandez will offer your audience more details about choosing the right plan this Medicare enrollment season. He will also help clarify common misconceptions and share what’s new for this fall’s annual enrollment process.


Things to keep in mind when selecting a plan:

  • Costs (premiums, deductibles and copayments, and maximum out-of-pocket limits).
  • Doctor and hospital networks.
  • The list of medications Medicare prescription drug plans cover.
  • Changes to current plans.
  • Differences between Original Medicare and MA plans.


Fernandez will also discuss everything from what people should keep in mind when choosing a Medicare plan to the best ways to determine what your budget and health needs will be in the coming year.


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Jeffrey Fernandez currently serves as Vice President, Western Segment for the Medicare Advantage plans at Humana, which includes responsibility for 16 Western states (WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, UT, AZ, CO, NM, KS, OK, TX, MO, AR, LA, MS). Previously, he served as the VP for the Central Division and started his career in the Medicare Advantage space as the Regional President of the Gulf States Region (Louisiana and Mississippi). Prior to his roles focusing on Medicare Advantage, Jeff was Vice President of Provider Operations for Humana’s Gulf States Region, which included responsibility for all provider contracting and relations. He started his career with Humana in 2005 as Director of Provider contracting in Louisiana.


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