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Information for Medicare Beneficiaries
This week, open enrollment began for Medicare and runs through December 7, 2012. It is important for current Medicare beneficiaries to review their plans on an annual basis to ensure satisfaction with their current coverage. Some of the optional changes to your coverage you may wish to make during this period, which would take effect in 2013, are:
Additionally, this week the Social Security Administration announced that anyone who receives Social Security benefits will see a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase of 1.7 percent beginning in 2013. As you may know, the Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated.
You can always contact my Dallas District Office at 972.392.0505 should you have any questions regarding Social Security and Medicare. Additionally, for questions about Medicare you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov, and for questions about Social Security call 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.