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Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment Is Almost Here

Posted on 10/10/2011 by | Health | Comments

Personal HealthThe changing of the seasons can spark the desire to change other things in our lives; your wardrobe, maybe your Medicare coverage? If you are a current Medicare participant, but have a hankering to change your plan, now’s the time to do it. Don’t miss your chance to mix up your Medicare options during open enrollment, October 15 – December 7th, and changes you make become effective on January 1, 2012. Learn more about the Open Enrollment here. And if …

Sign up for Medicare…Online!

Posted on 04/15/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthSigning up for Medicare has never been easier. Last week marked the beginning of a new way for older adults to enroll for Medicare — on the internet. Patricia Barry reports: This new kind of application “will make it easier than ever to sign up for Medicare,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue at the program’s launch in Los Angeles. The rollout will be promoted in advertising spots featuring actress Patty Duke and the cast of her 1960s sitcom …