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 Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.