Medicare Plans And Their Shifting Options

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With Medicare Open Enrollment beginning October 15th, the New York Times gives a list of important things older Americans should consider as they decide whether they want to stay with their current plan or change to a new one:

1. First and foremost, it is crucial to be informed about Medicare and the different plans it offers. The New York Times recommends this refresher article.

2. One must also choose between the original Medicare plan or Medicare Advantage. Many opt for a basic Medicare plan and then get supplemental coverage as needed. Others are attracted to Medicare Advantage since the program offers lower premiums and copayments in exchange for a smaller network of physicians.

3. Once a plan is chosen, use the Plan Finder resource to ensure specific medications are covered by that plan.

Summary by MedicalGroups.com

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