Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment Has Begun ~ Oct 15 – Dec 7

Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment Has Begun ~ Oct 15 – Dec 7

Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment, officially known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) starts and ends earlier now. From October 15 – December 7, beneficiaries can change their Medicare health plan and Part D coverage and/or return to Original Medicare. Coverage changes become effective January 1, 2012.

Learn more about the AEP and other enrollment periods. Beneficiaries can also contact their local Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for free counseling and information on their health care options in their area.

Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.