Each year, individuals who are enrolled in the Medicare program have an opportunity to review their Medicare coverage plan and decide if they need to make any changes to their coverage. The open enrollment period for this year ends on Wednesday, December 7th.
Now is the time for seniors to join, drop or switch their Medicare health or drug coverage. Some of the changes that can be made up until Wednesday include:
- Enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
- Change to a different Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that better meets your needs
- Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or change to a different Medicare Advantage plan
Choosing the right coverage can be a challenging task, but seniors do not have to face it on their own. Medicare provides assistance to help each Medicare beneficiary choose the best plan for their unique situation. Medicare offers free counseling and information regarding benefits and plan options.
To learn more, cal Medicare toll-free at: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit the Medicare website at: www.medicare.gov.
If you are enrolled in Medicare, take a few minutes to review your current enrollment before Wednesday and decide if you want to make a change to your coverage. If you are not a Medicare beneficiary but you have family or friends who are, please remind them the open enrollment period ends on December 7th.
As always, if you have questions or need further information, please call one of my offices.
Wish best wishes,
Congressman Charlie Dent