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Notices About Medicare Advantage Changes Coming

Medicare Advantage plans are informing seniors of changes to their plans by mail this week. Meanwhile, KHN's Mary Agnes Carey talks about what Obamacare changes older Americans can expect.

The Oregonian: Medicare Advantage Plan Changes Arriving In The Mail 
Seniors: keep an eye on your mailboxes this week. Medicare Advantage plans will be mailing required notices of how their benefits and costs will change in 2014. Seniors can join, switch or drop health and drug plans for the coming year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Before all that, plans must provide letters detailing any changes in coverage or cost by Sept. 30. If you get one, be sure to review it and understand the changes made (Hunsberger, 9/26).

PBS NewsHour: What Kinds Of Changes Can Older Americans Expect Under Health Reform? 
How does the Affordable Care Act alter Medicare or other insurance coverage for older Americans? Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Ray Suarez to answer some of your most frequently asked questions (Suarez, 9/26).

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