Medicare Open Enrollment Ends This Month, Review Coverage Options at

Sat Dec 4, 2010 12:15pm EST

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Open enrollment ends December 31, 2010 which gives seniors and Medicare
beneficiaries plenty of time to examine Medicare insurance plans. But
experts at advise seniors not to put it off until the last

    At, consumers can compare many different Medicare coverage
options including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare
Part D with a licensed health insurance and Medicare agent. 

    "Open enrollment is great opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries. It's a
time when consumers can upgrade or change their coverage to make sure
their health needs are met for 2011," said Mark Colwell, Consumer Analyst
at "Through our service here at, we can
connect you with a licensed agent who can provide professional advice on
which coverage to choose."

    Individuals whose Medicare plans are no longer available should have
already received notice from their health insurance provider. If your
plan is no longer available, then consumers have until the end of the
month or they will automatically be enrolled for Basic Medicare which
doesn't include prescription drug coverage and other benefits provided by
Medicare Advantage. 

    There are three choices for seniors every open enrollment period: get a
new Medicare Advantage plan, choose a Medigap plan, or do nothing. 

    "It's very important for beneficiaries to review their Medicare coverage
for next year. Make sure you're a proactive consumer so you're not stuck
with a Medicare plan that doesn't work for you," added Colwell. 

    About GoMedicare is a free online consumer resource for
detailed Medicare information, free Medicare quotes, and comparing
Medicare products -- including Medicare Supplement -- with licensed local
agents. The service at is absolutely free for consumers
with no obligation to buy. is a part of the
GoHealthInsurance Network.


Michael Mahoney

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