Every year from from October to December Medicare has Open Enrollment in which individuals have the opportunity to sign up for Medicare or change their health care plans associated with Medicare. This is a great opportunity for people to make adjustments to their health care coverage or learn more about different health care plans. This year Medicare Open Enrollment will be in effect until December 7, 2011 so if you want to change your medical coverage or are interested about different plans you should go to www.medicare.gov to look at the different plans available to you.
Open Enrollment, and medical insurance in general, can be very confusing. If you are having trouble or don’t fully understand what Open Enrollment is or how it can benefit you, you might want to check out this link: http://blog.medicare.gov/2011/10/17/medicare-open-enrollment-things-to-think-about-when-comparing-plans/. The article that the link directs you to helps demystify the issues of comparing medical plans and illustrates how you can use Open Enrollment to your advantage.