Medicare Google Hangout

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Well, this sounds like a weird combination.Who would think that Medicare, Google, and Hangout go together in the same title? But that’s the way the world spins now.

The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins October 15th. It’s a great time to review your Medicare plans to see if you want to switch to a new plan, and/or to a new insurer. Health insurance companies change what they offer every year and you may not continue to get the same benefits. On the other hand, there may be updates that offer you more benefits. Whichever way it shakes out, we can no longer take our Medicare insurance for granted. We do have to make choices. And it’s all pretty confusing.

That’s why I’m excited to moderate a live question-and-answer session during a Google Hangout at 2 p.m. on October 15th. All you have to do is follow this link to MAKING MEDICARE DECISIONS. Experts from the Medicare Rights Center, Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Council on Aging will be there in person to answer your questions. You can email questions in advance to: consumermojo@gmail.com, or email the questions in real time during the Hangout.

When I started to report about Medicare, I discovered quickly that people easily make mistakes because the system is complicated and often difficult to figure out. While it was set up with the best intentions, it provides so many choices that one is never quite certain they picked the right plan. Please join our conversation and get the straight story from people who aren’t selling anything. They simply want to make sure that you get a clear picture of what’s being offered and what might be best for you.

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Barbara Nevins Taylor

As the winner of 22 Emmy Awards and a slew of journalism honors and awards, I created ConsumerMojo.com to give you the straight story about complicated stuff. Tell us what you want to know and we'll get you the answers.