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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, November 30, 2012

Article on Medicare Open Enrollment

Molly Abshire Wesley WrightWesley E. Wright (Partner, Texas) and Molly Dear Abshire (Partner, Texas) recently published an article entitled, Medicaid Open Enrollment: Opportunity for Beneficial Changes, Senior Living Section, Houston Chronicle. Provided below is the introduction of their article:

During this time of year, as you begin holiday shopping for your friends and loved ones, do not forget to do some shopping around for yourself or your elderly parents. 

October 15 through December 7, Medicare allows beneficiaries a chance to review and make changes to their healthcare and prescription drug plan benefits, and there are multiple reasons for doing so.

Individual needs can change on an annual basis, so it’s wise to use the open enrollment period to compare your options and get the right fit. Have you changed any medications that you take? Have you been diagnosed with a new medical condition? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it would behoove you to shop around for another provider. 


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