— Four Steps to Take During Medicare Open Enrollment   Medicare open enrollment is the only time of the year when over 290,000 Medicare recipients in Maine can review and make changes to their Medicare coverage. October 15th through December 7th is Medicare open enrollment season and any changes you make will be in place on January 1, 2018.   During open enrollment you can:   Join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan; Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug plan to another …

— Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment. “Medicare Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to compare plans to find one that best meets your needs at a price that’s right for you,” said Lina Walker, PhD, Vice President …

— AARP encourages Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment, which ends Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money.   Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any …

— AARP is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries this fall to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any plan …

— This fall, AARP is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees …

— AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern hosted a live Tele-Town Hall in October with leaders of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) to review the latest for the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D for 2017. Click here to listen to this important information that SHIIP leaders Kris Gross and Patty Price shared with more than 9,500 AARP Iowa members from across the state on Tuesday, Oct. 11th. Key topics included updates on Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage …

— Time is running short for the annual open enrollment period for Medicare, which will be ending on Monday, December 7, 2015. AARP Alabama wants to remind Medicare recipients that now is the time to ensure that your current coverage will still meet your needs in 2016. If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare insurance plan, you should have received an Annual Notice of Change in the mail sometime this fall. This Annual Notice of Change details any changes to cost and coverage for 2016 …

— Do you have the health care coverage you need? Have you assessed your current health status and coverage? If you are a Medicare beneficiary, open enrollment, which begins on October 15, is your chance this year to reexamine your coverage and options. You can either select a new plan, or keep the one you have. This week on Real Life, you’ll want to grab a pen and a pad of paper for a lot of helpful information from North Carolina …

— Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner.  Beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and Medicare Advantage plans from October 15 – December 7.   But while it’s open enrollment for beneficiaries, it’s also unfortunately open season for con-artists hoping to steal your personal and financial information.  In fact, American’s lose more than 60 billion dollars each year to Medicare fraud. Be on the lookout for Medicare fraud and follow these simple steps: •    Don’t give …

— People with Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace Frequently Asked Questions Because the enrollment period for insurance plans on the health insurance exchange and Medicare open enrollment overlaps, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this “question and answer” fact sheet to help with confusion about enrollment periods.  If you have further questions, click here to be connected to their website. HOW WILL THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE THAT STARTS IN 2014 AFFECT MY MEDICARE COVERAGE?   The Health Insurance Marketplace is …