Medicare enrollment deadline nears for St. Lawrence County residents
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 4:55 pm

St. Lawrence County residents have until Dec. 7 to enroll in Medicare.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period, the annual window for changes to Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, began Oct.15 and ends Dec. 7.

During this time frame (also known as the Annual Election Period), currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries looking to switch from their current plan to a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes in order for new policies to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

A new online Medicare consumer information guide published by TZ Health Media helps explain the differences between different Medicare enrollment deadlines, and provides state-specific resources for Medicare beneficiaries to find additional information.