Even a pandemic can’t stop the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Open enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time you can make changes to your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for the coming year.
According to Robin Thompson, Information and Assistance Director with the Senior LinkAge Line, “Too many people on Medicare ignore this time-limited opportunity to review Medicare plan options that could save them money and improve their benefits. People shop around for gas, food and household goods, but don’t consider the fact that health insurance is one of their most costly expenses.”
People have lots of different excuses for not paying attention — it’s so confusing, or I like my current plan, or I don’t want to have to mess with changing plans. Let the Senior LinkAge Line do the heavy lifting by helping you explore your options so you can find a plan that best meets your needs.
The Senior LinkAge Line is Minnesota’s federally designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). They provide free non-biased help with all issues related to Medicare. Specialists are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t wait until it’s too late, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433 to make sure you have the plan that is best for you.