Insurance Open Enrollment for 2020 Ends Saturday

VERNON COUNTY, WI (Ben Caxton) — Only a few days remain for Medicare enrollees to make choices about their benefits for next year. Saturday, December 7th is the last day of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, when decisions can be made about health and prescription coverage for 2020. During annual open enrollment, persons enrolled in Medicare have a number of choices regarding their prescription coverage and health plan. They can change to a new plan, join for the first time, disenroll from coverage, or continue with their current plan – if it is still available. For assistance the public is urged to contact Medicare 24 hours a day, including weekends, at 1-800-MEDICARE. Medicare also provides a plan comparison tool and enrollment on their website at www.medicare.gov. To enroll in a plan, contact Medicare at their phone number or website, or contact the plan of choice at their phone number or website. Although time is limited until the deadline of Midnight on December 7th, assistance may also be available from each state’s agency who does Medicare counseling. In Wisconsin, contact each county’s Aging & Disability Resource Center. In Minnesota, call 1-800-333-2433 for their Senior LinkAge Line. In Iowa, call 1-800-351-4664 for their Senior Health Insurance Information Program.

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