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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

It’s time for Medicare open enrollment and it is important patients familiarize themselves with Medicare open enrollment before making health coverage decisions.

Open enrollment for Medicare continues now through December 7. People who are 65 years old, or who have received Social Security disability for 24 months since the beginning of their disability are eligible for Medicare coverage.

Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center offers some tips to help patients make their decisions for Medicare coverage.

Social Worker Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, has written three helpful articles about Medicare open enrollment, Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage through Medicare. These articles focus specifically on what cancer patients need to know about making coverage decisions.

Click on the titles of the articles below to read Christina’s articles.

The Ins and Outs of Medicare Open Enrollment Part 1
The Ins and Outs of Medicare Open Enrollment Part 2: Medicare Advantage Plans
The Ins and Outs of Medicare Open Enrollment Part 3: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

1 comment:

  1. Learn more by reading the transcript from a webchat Christina hosted- Making Medicare Work for YOU! at this link: http://www.oncolink.org/blogs/index.php/2011/10/how-to-make-medicare-work-for-you/

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