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Time to Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


Open enrollment in the Medicare Advantage Program is coming later this month.  The enrollment time will run from the 15th through December 7th.  Medicare Advantage is an alternative way to get Medicare benefits.

Kris Gross with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) says the changes made during this enrollment period will become effective the first of the year.

She adds those who have Medicare Advantage need to review the premium, deductibles, co-payments, additional benefits, and drug coverage to see if the plan is meeting your needs.

For more information, contact SHIIP volunteer Elizabeth Koehn on Tuesdays from 11:00-4:30 at 319-863-2185 at Washington County Hospital and Clinics.