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Don't Be Confused by the Overlapping Open-Enrollment Periods for Medicare and the 'Health Insurance Marketplace'


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(OPEN):
DON'T CONFUSE "MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT" WITH THE NEW "HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE"--WHICH OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT ON OCTOBER 1ST.  THAT'S THE WORD FROM "A-A-R-P ARIZONA" STATE-DIRECTOR, DAVID MITCHELL--WHO SAYS THAT THE "HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE" IS NOT FOR PEOPLE ON MEDICARE...

(MITCHELL):
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THE OVERLAPPING OPEN-ENROLLMENT PERIODS FOR THE 'HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE' AND MEDICARE MAY BE CONFUSING FOR SOME SENIORS.  A-A-R-P WANTS PEOPLE ON MEDICARE TO KNOW [THAT] THEY DON'T HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A PLAN UNDER THE 'HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE'--BUT THEY SHOULD REVIEW THEIR CURRENT MEDICARE-PLAN AND -COVERAGE DURING MEDICARE'S OPEN-ENROLLMENT PERIOD, WHICH BEGINS [ON] OCTOBER 15TH.  PEOPLE ON MEDICARE SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW THEIR CURRENT MEDICARE-PLAN, COMPARE PLANS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, AND REVIEW COSTS AND COVERAGES, TO MAKE SURE THAT IT MEETS THEIR NEEDS.  PEOPLE ON MEDICARE HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 7TH TO MAKE ANY CHANGES DURING 'MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT'."

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MITCHELL ADDS THAT ANY CHANGES MADE TO COVERAGE DURING "MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT" TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1ST--AND THAT SENIORS WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CALL 1-800-"MEDICARE".



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