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Aging Experts Bust 7 Common Myths About Medicare and Obamacare “Open Enrollment”
Date:10/21/2013

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

Medicare’s annual “open enrollment” period is in its first week, running from October 15th to December 7th. Because this year’s enrollment overlaps with the beginning of the first-ever enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aging experts are encountering many questions from seniors and family members. To clear up some common misperceptions, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) offers answers to key questions about Medicare’s open enrollment and the ACA.

“With all that has been happening in Washington, it is not surprising that there are a lot of questions out there. It is important to try to make sure seniors and their loved ones have the information they need to make smart decisions, and to avoid unnecessary worries,” said Jullie Gray, NAPGCM President.

  • If I’m on Medicare, do I need to buy more or different health insurance to comply with the ACA?    
People on Medicare have insurance and ARE NOT required to get any additional coverage beyond what they already have. The ACA only requires people who are currently uninsured to buy coverage or pay a penalty.

  • Under the ACA, do I need to go online to re-enroll in my traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare prescription drug plan?
If you are enrolled in Medicare, you DO NOT need to re-enroll or take any additional action. If someone tells you to, it is likely a scam. Stay away.

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