Oklahoma Senior Adults Can Get Free Medicare Counseling

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:09 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner wants to make sure senior adults know they should not sign up for coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace - or for what is commonly known as "Obamacare."

In fact, it is illegal for someone who knows a senior has Medicare to sell them a Marketplace plan, according to Insurance Commissioner John Doak.

Open enrollment for Medicare began October 15 and runs through December 7, 2013. During open enrollment, eligible people can sign up for Medicare and recipients can make changes in their existing plans.

Doak says senior adults who have questions about their coverage can get free counseling by calling 1-800-763-2828.

"Our counselors are here to help you weigh all your options and make an informed decision," Doak said in a news release. "I urge Oklahomans on Medicare to take advantage of this free service that can help you improve your coverage, save money, or both."

Because plan costs and coverage change each year, Medicare recipients should double check their health and drug plans.