Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

Medicare beneficiaries can review health and drug plans for 2021 and make changes between now and December 7.  The online system helps beneficiaries compare pricing and benefits between Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans (Part C), and individually-purchased Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies.  Free, personalized counseling on Medicare options is available through the nonprofit State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).  Free materials are also available to support rural providers, among others, with outreach activities.