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Medicare open enrollment ends tomorrow, here are 5 things you should know

Every year there’s an open enrollment period for Medicare, and this year’s deadline is tomorrow.

Anyone that needs to make changes to their health or prescription plans needs to do it by tomorrow.

This deadline is specifically for seniors that are already receiving Medicare coverage. Others are eligible to sign up three months before they turn 65.

Individuals 65 and older are usually the ones using Medicare.


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Here are 5 tips to help navigate the process of Medicare’s open enrollment

The open enrollment period is for seniors already on Medicare plans, not those signing up for the first time.

You should have received an Annual Notice of Changes that outlines any changes you’ll see in 2022. This includes coverage changes, costs, or changes in service area.

Make sure you’re aware of these changes and check to make sure you’re getting the best prescription drug plan for yourself.

You may be mailed brochures that offer other plans to consider.

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Make sure to carefully review your coverage changes to see if they still meet your specific needs.

If there aren’t any changes and you like your coverages, you do not need to do anything to keep the coverage.

Look at your 2022 Medicare & You handbook.

You can view it online through your Medicare account.

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This book offers information about services and plans specific to your area.

Be sure to review all available health and prescription drug plans you might have access to.

Be aware that whatever coverage you keep or switch to will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.



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