Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline Coming Up

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This year’s Medicare open enrollment deadline is Wednesday December 7th.

UnitedHealth care estimates that over 165 thousand seniors throughout the Rio Grande Valley will have to make changes or get locked into the same plan they had this year.

This primarily affects seniors 65 and over.

The local United Healthcare branch tells us that days leading up to deadlines are usually some of their busiest.

Manuel Bernal – United Healthcare Agent Manager says, “We don’t want them to think that what works for their neighbors or their family members will work for them.  because it is very complex, the idea of sitting down and looking at your health care, and because of the fact that on December 7th for most people they are not going to make changes. They are going to be locked for the 2017 year.”

For those that wish to learn more about Medicare, visit Medicare.gov.

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