|Medicare open enrollment in full swing; state assistance available|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription plans and Medicare Advantage health plans is under way and continues until Dec. 7. Current Medicare beneficiaries interested in changing to a different plan must make a decision by Dec. 7. New plans become effective Jan. 1, 2014.
“This is a critical time for consumers on Medicare to review their coverage and make sure it meets their needs,” said Marguerite Salazar, Colorado commissioner of insurance.
People should evaluate their Medicare plan each year, and because plan prices, benefits and networks change, even people who are happy with their current plan should use this time to review their coverage. The Plan Finder tool at www.Medicare.gov can be very helpful in comparing one plan to another.
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