Medicare Open Enrollment
It’s the time of year again to compare your Medicare Prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plan. For those that are eligible for Medicare, due to their age or disability, this is an important time of year. If you or someone you know receives Medicare or will soon be a Medicare beneficiary, keep the following dates in mind and mark them on your calendar. Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and goes through Dec. 7. If you are currently enrolled, thinking of switching or just want to see if you are getting the best plan for your money, Medicare Open Enrollment is the time to do just that. Comparing plans during open enrollment ensures that you have the Medicare health or drug plan that will fit your needs for 2020. The SHIP Program, a non-profit organization, will provide comparison assistance at no charge to you. SHIP does not sell or endorse any insurance company. We are here to help you make informed decisions with regards to your Medicare needs. Additionally, our program can screen your for money saving benefits, such as Extra Help or the Medicare Savings Program, that could significantly save you money. Call the SHIP Program at 1-866-516-3051 or visit lablaw.org/benefits-enrollment-center to find out more and to get information about upcoming enrollment events in your area.