LINKS: Medicare Enrollment Ends Friday Night

If you want to make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan, you have until tomorrow night just before midnight to do it before annual enrollment ends.

SHINE Liaison Kathy Sarmiento recommends shopping around for new policies, even if you like your current one to see if there are better options.  

Click here for Medicare's Plan Finder Tool.

She adds while seniors' current policies automatically roll over, keep in mind "your insurance company will have new pricing for 2019" and the list of participating doctors and hospitals are also always changing. 

For those who are in an HMO that want to change to a different HMO, thanks to a law change there will be a second open enrollment from January 1st to March 31st, 2019.

More than 40% of eligible seniors are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in Florida.  Two thirds of Miami-Dade seniors signed up

.SHINE volunteer counselors in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties offer free, unbiased advice to those looking for the best policy.  

Call 1-800-96-ELDER (963-5337) or click here.

For other tips about choosing a Medicare plan, click here.

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