The deadline for open enrollment is December 7, 2011. What does this mean? You have two more days to make any changes to your Medicare RX, Supplemental or Advantage plans.
EACH YEAR, THERE ARE NEW HEALTH PLAN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE CHOICES.
You should review your current health and prescription drug coverage each fall. There’s never been a better time to check out Medicare coverage. There are new benefits available including lower prescription costs, wellness visits, and preventive care.
FOUR WAYS TO GET THE HELP YOU NEED
1. Visit www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan to use the Medicare Plan Finder.
2. Look at your most recent “Medicare & You” handbook to see a listing of plans in your area. You should also review any information you get from your current plan, including the Annual Notice of Change letter.
3. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), and say “Agent.” Help is available 24 hours a day, including weekends. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, let the customer service representative know the language. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
4. Get free personalized health insurance counseling by calling your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). To get the phone number for the SHIP in your state, visit www.medicare.gov/contacts, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.