Believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through October which means Medicare Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching. Starting Saturday, October 15, through Wednesday, December 7, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries may review their coverage options and select their 2017 health plan choices.
In preparation, there are nationwide tools that you should check out:
And there are local offices with representatives that can provide direct assistance. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program in your state (SHIP) may be able to help during open enrollment. You can also visit your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) office for assistance. And be sure to talk to your doctor about your health care needs.
Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be providing Open Enrollment tips, so be sure to sign up for updates here.