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14 Must-Know Facts About Medicare Open Enrollment

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Medicare open enrollment

by Lisa Zamosky

Making sense of Medicare, the government-run health-insurance plan for people with disabilities and those age 65 and older, isn't easy. The options read like alphabet soup, including Parts A and B (original Medicare), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (drug coverage).

Every year Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to change coverage during a Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which ends on December 7.

Here are 14 things you need to know about Medicare and the open enrollment period.

Next: You can switch plans

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