Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7

October 15, 2014 5:15 AM

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Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7

For the 54 million Americans on Medicare, it’s time for a tune-up. Open enrollment season begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 7, a once-a-year-opportunity for beneficiaries to assess whether their current plan is still meeting their needs.

“There aren’t a lot of significant changes, which is good news,” said Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center in New York. “But even when there aren’t seismic changes, there can still be some significant ones in individual plans that catch people off guard.”

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