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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
Ohio department offers help to Medicare beneficiaries during open enrollment period
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 1, 2013 10:43 AM EST
State officials are reminding Ohioans that they have until Dec. 7 to find Medicare coverage or switch plans under the government's program for seniors and the disabled.
The state's insurance director Mary Taylor says benefits and costs in plans can change from one year to the next, and consumers should check how those factors impact coverage.
The department's Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program offers help to Medicare recipients on any changes. The program takes calls on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-800-686-1578.
The insurance department says the program has helped consumers save $5.1 million so far this fall.