Patient Handout: Understanding Medicare Enrollment

Confused by the endless rules and exceptions? This printable guide can help

The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs October through December each year. Across the country, individuals with Medicare are bombarded with paperwork, sales pitches and reminders — leaving many wondering where to start.

If you’re confused by the endless labyrinth of rules and exceptions, not to mention the difficult choice of selecting a plan, take a breath. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers a handy checklist, e-mail reminders, and more to help people with Medicare evaluate whether their coverage is still meeting their needs.

ADVANCE has compiled the NCOA’s recommendations into a handy one-page guide you can print out and have on hand as you navigate Open Enrollment. Just click the button below.×600.jpg”

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