Medicare enrollment period opens today

Cassell, Heather
November 2007
Bay Area Reporter;11/15/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 46, p13
The article reports on the opening of the 2008 Medicare beneficiaries enrollment in San Francisco, California. It is stated that November 15, 2007 will be the opening of the enrollment period for 2008. Health care advocates suggests that beneficiaries review and switch plans, if necessary, by December 7, 2007 to ensure a smooth process when the new year starts, and to avoid increased premiums.


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