Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Reminder about Medicare Open Enrollment Dates

Remember that October 15, 2013 through December 7, 2013 is Medicare 2014 Open Enrollment. This is a chance for those with Medicare to make a change to their Medicare health and prescription drug coverage for 2014. New for 2014 are some preventive care services such as a free annual wellness visit. If you need guidance in which program to choose contact your state’s SHIP program. SHIP which stands for "State Health Insurance Assistance Program" and is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. Some states call this counseling program by something other than 'SHIP', however the names are usually quite similar. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. Seniors Resource Guide has developed a resource to help seniors, family members and caregivers find their State's SHIP office - we call it, "Find your State’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)" - Learn More.

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