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Shop Smart During Medicare Open Enrollment


Open enrollment for Medicare plans runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. AARP Massachusetts wants to make sure Medicare beneficiaries and their families know how to choose a plan that will best meet their needs in 2014.

About 1 million Bay Staters rely on Medicare for doctor visits, hospital care and prescription drugs. For free help choosing a plan, call SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) at 800-243-4636. Or contact your local council on aging or senior center.

For two free AARP guides, Understanding Medicare and The Health Care Law and Medicare, go to or call toll-free 866-448-3621.

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