Medicare open enrollment begins October 15

From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Did you know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage? Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7) is your chance to think about what matters most to you, and compare coverage options for 2019.

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You probably know that Original Medicare includes Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Original Medicare doesn’t cover everything, so most people buy additional coverage like a Medicare Part D Drug Plan to help cover the costs of prescription drugs, or a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy to help pay the remaining costs of covered supplies and services.

A growing number of people are selecting Medicare Advantage Plans,which cover all the same services as Original Medicare, and may include additional benefits like vision, dental, hearing, and prescription drugs.

Answer 5 quick questions to learn what type of Medicare coverage might fit your needs and lifestyle.