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How Much Do You Know About Fall Open Enrollment?

Fall open enrollment is quickly approaching, which means it is time to brush up on your Medicare knowledge! Open enrollment is the time period when you are able to review, compare, and select your health care plan choices and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Medicare Today has some great resources for beneficiaries, as well as specific information for older Americans who want to learn more about open enrollment and their health care options.

For those of you already enrolled, becoming eligible soon, or those who just want to learn more, take our open enrollment quiz below!

At what age does someone become eligible for Medicare?

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One becomes eligible for Medicare at age 65.

 

True or False: The Medicare open enrollment period only happens once per year

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Medicare open enrollment only happens once per year.

 

When can you evaluate your healthcare needs and either select a new plan or fine-tune a current plan?

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You can do this between October 15th and December 7th

 

True of False: Once you select a plan, you cannot change it the next year during open enrollment.

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Correct! Each year during open enrollment, you can compare plans and find the one that works best for you.

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False. Each year during open enrollment, you can compare plans and find the one that works best for you.

 

What is the name of the program that can help cover Part D costs for those with limited incomes?

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The correct program is the Extra Help program.

 

True or False: If you don’t sign up for Part D during the open enrollment period but decide to do so later, you may receive a penalty fee.

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This is true. If you don’t sign up for Part D during the open enrollment period but decide to do so later, you may receive a penalty fee.

 

Now that you have brushed up on the facts, it’s time to sign-up or change your plan! Check out the Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan. Once you find a plan right for you, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov to make your changes.