INDIANAPOLIS, OCT 20 : US Congressman Andre Carson disclosed that the Medicare open enrollment period has begun for 2015. Those who are satisfied with the Medicare coverage they have, they don’t need to do anything at all.
“Those who are currently Medicare beneficiaries, they remain eligible and will continue to receive Medicare benefits,” said Mr Carson. He also advised that those who are interested in making changes to their Medicare plan or need to sign up for 2015 coverage, they should do so before the enrollment period closes on December 7, 2014. ”
Mr Carson reminded that this is the only time one can change his/her plan this year, so take this opportunity to find an option that works for him/her or his/her eligible family member.
For nearly 50 years, Medicare has provided millions of Hoosiers with quality and dependable health care in retirement.
He said that one can contact him without any hesitation on this or any other Federal issue of importance to him/her.
Mr Carson has listed the below mentioned helpful resources courtesy of Medicare.gov that will guide anyone interested in participating:
Medicare Plan Finder — Here one can review, compare, and join a 2015 plan using your zip code or through a more personalized search.
Enroll in a Medicare Plan — Visit this page if anyone already knows the name of the plan he or she wants to join.
Check Your Enrollment — Use this tool to check his or her current and future enrollment.
HELP WITH VETERANS SERVICESMeanwhile, Mr Carson’s office helped James, a local veteran, receive $35,000 in retroactive pay after he had waited nearly a year for a hearing. Carson office was able to expedite the process for a hearing, which James received three months later. After the VA ruled in favor of James, he received the back pay he was owed less than a month later.
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS Mr Carlson reminded that military academy nomination applications are due on Saturday, November 1. “Each year it is my privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women to our nation’s service academies,” said Mr Carson.