Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period for 2013 is coming up soon. Throughout the year, Medicare has different enrollment periods. The Open Enrollment Period, or OEP, is the timeframe during which Medicare beneficiaries (people with Medicare) can make changes to their Medicare plans. This year's OEP will take place Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Any changes you make to your Medicare plan during this period go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
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