Reminder: Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th — December 7th.
The EFA encourages everyone on Medicare to compare their benefit options and/or work with family members who are using Medicare to make the best choice for them. The following resources may be helpful to you, your local support group, or family member…
Visit www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan to compare your current coverage with all of the options that are available in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you decide to make a change.
Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24-hours a day/7 days a week to find out more about your coverage options. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Review the Medicare & You 2013 handbook. It is mailed to people with Medicare in September.
If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get Extra Help paying your prescription drug coverage costs.
For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/i1020 or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
Get one-on-one help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Visit www.medicare.gov/contacts or call 1-800-MEDICARE to get the phone number.
See More: http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan
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