Medicare.com Remains Up-to-date During Government Shutdown

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Medicare beneficiaries go to Medicare.com for current information during government shutdown as Annual Election Period approaches.

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A non-government resource to connect and navigate your medicare needs

The government shutdown may have occurred just days before the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period begins, but consumers are still responsible for their 2014 Medicare benefit plan selection.

Due to the current shutdown, many government websites have created disclaimers for consumers. Medicare.gov, for example, currently displays a warning box stating “information on this website may not be up to date.”

Alternatively, Medicare enrollees may consider Medicare.com for current information on benefits eligible to enrollees. As a private non-governmental resource, Medicare.com is able to provide updates to Medicare policies and other health care services, regardless of the general state of the government.

The Medicare Annual Election Period will begin October 15 and end December 7. During this time, visit Medicare.com to secure your 2014 Medicare coverage. Since no one is sure how long the government shutdown will continue, it's important that you stay informed on the latest news and enrollment options.

Consumers can fill out the “set a reminder” form located on Medicare.com's homepage to ensure a licensed agent will call them during open enrollment. In addition, consumers have the ability to compare insurance plans and read the latest information regarding 2014 Medicare coverage.

About Medicare.com: Medicare.com is privately owned and operated by Medx Publishing, Inc., a leading publisher of Medicare Information. It provides tools and resources for people to make informed decisions on coverage needs. Founded in 2004, Medicare.com is a non-government resource with the mission of being an asset to both the Medicare system and those who depend on it, in that we provide coverage information simply and straightforward.

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