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Hurricane Sandy Victims Get Medicare Enrollment Extension


If you have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, or rely on help with making your healthcare decisions from friends or family members who live in the affected areas, you may make an enrollment request after the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline of December 7.  In order to do so, however, you must contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and ask for assistance. (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.)

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will review each request on a case-by-case basis to determine what action is appropriate for your situation.   Your new coverage will start January 1, 2013 if you sign up by the end of December.  If you sign up after December 31, in most cases you will be enrolled in your health or prescription drug coverage plan for 2013 for the first of the month after you make the enrollment request.

If you don’t plan to change your Medicare plan for 2013, you need not worry about the December 7 deadline as you will automatically be re-enrolled in your existing plan.

Please contact us at MedicareSolutions where a licensed Medicare sales representative can explore with you options that would best fit your needs.  Call us today at 1-800-328-7305!

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