Open enrollment for Medicare is open and goes to Dec 7th. Medicare is complicated so you may want to consult with a licensed agent or State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) for help in making decisions on supplemental plans and otherwise. Studies have shown people often do not review their existing Medicare insurance, don’t make changes and can end up paying more than they have to. Find a local SHIP here.

You may not know that many free health screenings currently offered by Medicare (such as flu shots, diabetes tests, etc.) are part of the Affordable Care Act, so if that goes away with our next administration, it will impact Medicare benefits.