Even If You Already Have Medicare, Don’t You Dare Skip Open Enrollment

It’s the perfect time to think about what’s changed in your life and with your health care plan. After looking at these four issues, you might find there is a better option for you.

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Medicare Open Enrollment is here! It's your chance to review your coverage and see if you can save money next year. This is the period when you can make changes to your health care coverage that best suit your needs. While it’s common for seniors to assume they’re fine to keep the same coverage each year, this can be a costly mistake.

Each year, from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7, enrollees can:

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Curt Arnold, CFF®, CPFA®
Financial Planner, Midwest Financial Group

Curt Arnold helps families and individuals simplify their financial picture. Many times, a lack of understanding or clearly defined goals brings financial stress. He has always had a passion for teaching. His unique background of bank management, financial planning, insurance and Medicare has great appeal to his clients. Curt is a Certified Financial Fiduciary at Midwest Financial Group.