The Medicare Advantage OEP gives individuals enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan an opportunity make a one-time switch to either another Medicare Advantage plan or to Original Medicare. Switching is generally associated with some form of consumer dissatisfaction. And it triggers something health plans refer to as Rapid Disenrollment - a phenomenon where a health plan member leaves the plan shortly after the new year (and new benefits) begin.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period Study is an add-on to the Medicare Shopping and Switching Study. It examines post-AEP switching and correlated factors, including onboarding experiences.