When Medicare Enrollment Window Opens, Seniors Should At Least Take Look At Options, Experts Say
Many who are already enrolled in a plan they like simply let Medicare’s open enrollment window close without taking any action.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Planning For Medicare In 2018
This year, the government will spend $609 billion to cover 58 million Medicare beneficiaries. Those numbers lump everybody together into one monolithic group, but that’s not the case when Oct. 15 arrives. That date opens a 54-day window where each individual covered by the program gets to make changes to how they receive the Medicare benefit they paid for through regular payroll deductions during their working years. And there are plenty of choices. In San Diego County alone, 24 different prescription drug plans are available with another 23 Medicare Advantage plans offered by third-party providers. (Sisson, 10/2)