Medicare Enrollment Starts Next Week

The seniors organization, AARP, is encouraging its members and other older Americans with Medicare to take advantage of the open enrollment period coming up between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7.

According to a release, AARP wants to make sure people with Medicare know about the options they have during the open enrollment period, given the simultaneous open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.

According to the AARP, people have the opportunity during open enrollment to evaluate their current coverage and make changes based on changes in lifestyle, health state or personal preference. Changes can include adding, dropping or changing prescription drug coverage or health care plans for 2014.

Information on open enrollment for Medicare is available online through the Medicare Plan Finder at or by calling Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.

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