Medicare Advantage deadline is March 31

Senior citizens have less than two weeks to enroll or change their Medicare Advantage plans before the deadline ends.

This only applies to seniors who are 65 and older, have both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, and live in the area served by the Medicare Advantage plan.

Seniors who do their research can find changing their plans can yield cost savings, which may be important with a weakening economy.

Thomas Burton, a 51-year-old resident of New Mexico, told the Gallup Independent he changed health insurance providers because of changes that were made to his plan by the company.

"The plan changed its benefits and told me I would have a monthly co-pay fee beginning in January," Burton said.

Medicare Advantage deadline is March 31 "I'm on disability and that monthly fee would have been difficult to make."

Seniors can not add or drop the Medicare drug benefit (Part D) coverage, which had a deadline of December 31st last year. Those who opt for changes in their Medicare coverage will see the changes take place on the first of the month after they alter their plan.

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