Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Nearing

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan or a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan and need to make changes to your coverage for 2012, you must do so December 7, 2011. This Open Enrollment period started in mid-October and ends earlier this year than usual. Unless you are able to qualify for a special enrollment opportunity, through December 7th is the only time you can make changes like the following: join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan; switch between Medicare Prescription Drug plans; drop your Medicare Prescription Drug plan; switch from original Medicare to Medicare Advantage (or vice versa); or switch between Medicare Advantage plans. 

If you need more information or assistance in making these decisions by December 7th, we urge you to visit this website or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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