Act now: Medicare plan shopping ends Dec. 7

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Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) is open now and will close on Dec. 7. People who are eligible can shop for a health plan during AEP to potentially improve their coverage, lower their costs or both.Whether you’re new to Medicare or wondering if you should shop for a new plan, there are many options to think about: Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, Medicare Supplement plans and Prescription Drug Plans.But keep in mind that health care is the most important investment you can make, especially now as we’re facing the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why taking the time to review all of your options before it’s too late is so important right now.

Speaking of COVID-19, you can shop online from the comfort of your home using a computer, smart device or phone. Visit plan websites like www.cigna.com/medicare or Medicare’s Plan Finder at Medicare.gov. You can also look into attending a virtual educational session. If you prefer phone, call individual plans or independent brokers who represent the health plan you’re considering.If you want to meet face-to-face, take extra care to follow the COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by …

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