|By Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The disenrollment period for Medicare HMO-style plans or stand-alone prescription coverage, which started
Another option: Those who joined a Medicare HMO without drug coverage, and now wish they had help with medication cost, can add one of the stand-alone prescription plans.
Any changes made during this disenrollment period will remain in effect through the calendar year.
However, seniors can't switch from one managed care plan to another now, or go from traditional
"Most people are pretty solid with what they have by the time we get to January," she said.
Her government-funded SHINE office, which assisted more than 3,000 people with 2013 enrollments, saw more baby boomers new to
There are a few exceptions to enrollment deadlines. Low-income people on both
SHINE counselors can help with
To review plan choices, go to our South Florida Medicare guide at: SunSentinel.com/health/medicare. Or for more information, call
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 954-356-4295.
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