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Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7 each year, you can review Medicare Drug and Medicare Advantage plans.

Protect yourself from Medicare fraud! Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card. Remember:

Medicare will never contact you for your Medicare Number or other personal information unless you’ve called them first & given them permission in advance.

Protection Advice continued :

  • Medicare will never call you to sell you anything.
  • You may get calls from people promising you things if you give them a Medicare Number. Don’t do it.
  • Medicare will never visit you at your home.
  • Medicare doesn’t enroll you into Medicare Drug plans or Medicare Advantage Plans.

Consider your options for Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) or Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C).

There is plenty of time to consider legitimate offers, ask for information in written form, prior to consenting to a change. Enrolling or changing plans is not mandatory.

Whether you choose to review your Medicare Part D or not will have no effect on your other benefits from Medicare (Parts A and B) or from Social Security.

If you have a question about Medicare or suspect fraud contact:

Medicare: Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Iowa Life Long Links 800-468-7887

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)1-800-351-4664