Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Medicare open enrollment period ended on December 7, 2012. If you, or someone you rely on for help with Medicare decisions, were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Medicare can help. If the storm caused you to miss the enrollment deadline, you can still make a plan choice for 2013. Medicare will help you enroll in a plan. If you call before December 31, your coverage will start January 1, 2013.
To enroll in a plan for 2013, you need to call 1-800-MEDICARE. That’s 1-800-633-4227. You can call them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get help. When you call, mention that you were affected by Hurricane Sandy and you were unable to enroll in a plan for 2013.