Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Soon — Here's What You Need to Know

Medicare open enrollment ends in less than a week. Beneficiaries have the opportunity to review insurance choices and make adjustments.

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Medicare open enrollment is almost over. Enrollment will close on Thursday Dec. 7. But that means you still have time to make any necessary changes for your coverage. 

Open enrollment is the time of year when experts recommend you review your Medicare coverage to see if you need to make a change. It’s also the time when Medicare beneficiaries can find themselves under siege from various insurance companies seeking their business and scammers looking to steal vital personal information.

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Senior Retirement Editor,

Elaine Silvestrini has worked for Kiplinger since 2021, serving as senior retirement editor since 2022. Before that, she had an extensive career as a newspaper and online journalist, primarily covering legal issues at the Tampa Tribune and the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. In more recent years, she's written for several marketing, legal and financial websites, including and, and the newsletters Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report. 

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