Thursday, September 12, 2013
For millions of Americans, October is an important month for medical-insurance sign-up. This year, Americans should be careful not to confuse Medicare with Obamacare as the open-enrollment period for Medicare (Oct. 15 - Dec. 7) overlaps with the initial registration for a cornerstone of Obamacare, the Health Insurance Marketplace (Oct. 1 – Mar. 31).
Those already covered by Medicare shouldn’t pay any attention to the Health Insurance Marketplace, which is for those under 65 who don’t have health insurance.
The open-enrollment period for Medicare allows those who are already covered to review their policies and make changes for new plans taking effect January 1.
See Jennifer Waters, Don’t Confuse Medicare with Obamacare, The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7, 2013.