Medicare Open Enrollment ends one week from now. Have you picked your plan?
Florida news website Hernando Today offers four final tips for the Medicare season. You may have heard that you should make sure your plan still covers your medications for next year. But if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, have you checked into your doctor too?
The website reports:
Doctors are not guaranteed to be on the plan and can leave at any time. Call your doctor’s office and ask if your plan is one they intend to stay with in the future. Then check with the carrier to make sure this doctor is contracted. Plans can drop a physician without the practice even knowing about it. Also plan directories are out of date the minute they are printed.
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Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in aging issues and senior care. She covers both for the Today Senior Living blog.