The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging people with Medicare and their families to begin reviewing drug and health plan coverage options for 2012 to take advantage of the increased benefits, improved choices and lower costs that are available. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period – which began earlier this year on Saturday, October 15 – has been expanded to seven weeks and will end on December 7th. This will give people more time to compare and find the best plan to meet their unique needs.
- Medicare’s website, where they can get a personalized comparison of costs and coverage of the plans available in their area. The popular Medicare Plan Finder tool has been enhanced for an efficient review of plan choices. Spanish Open Enrollment information is available.
- The 2012 Medicare & You handbook. It is also accessible at online here, and has been mailed to the homes of people with Medicare.
- The Medicare & You 2012 handbook in Spanish can be found here.
- Counseling assistance from an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.