Ohio Hospital Newswire


Medicare Enrollment Deadline Approaching




Open enrollment for Medicare ends on Dec. 7. For consumers who choose a new Medicare Advantage or Part D plan, that new coverage will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. Here is a helpful consumer site if hospitals need reference materials for staff training. 

If you don’t sign up for Medicare A and B when you are first eligible, you have a chance to do so every year from January 1 to March 31, with coverage starting on July 1.  You may be subject to a late enrollment penalty, however. For Medicare Part B, the penalty is an additional 10 percent of the premium for each 12-month period that you were eligible but not enrolled.

Please contact Shawn Stack with questions.
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