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Medicare annual open enrollment 2022
If you’re like most people our age, you’re getting bombarded with insurance company email, snail mail, and TV commercials telling you that Medicare open enrollment is in effect until December 7. What’s the aim of all this insurance-industry advertising? To cajole you into ditching traditional Medicare Parts A & B and enrolling in one of the numerous Medicare Advantage plans run by private insurers. Or, if you’re already enrolled in one, to switch to theirs. And they do this by offering big in...
Opinion: Medicare Advantage is a Disadvantage for New York’s Municipal Retirees
‘While Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover everything covered by original Medicare, they aren’t required to cover them in the same way or for the same price.’
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What is Medicare open/annual enrollment?
The email has been coming in fast and furious…four and five a day over the last several weeks. And those TV commercials! Plentiful all year ‘round, they’re now on steroids. You know the ones; celebrity shill familiar to baby- boomers telling us how we can get more out of Medicare.
Trouble is those are insurance-company commercials, not ads for the federal government program.
Here are two from UnitedHealthcare, the AARP®-endorsed insurance company.
Toni, Get ready for Medicare Annual Enrollmen...
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I’m an American Jew from New York and I now live in Paris.
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