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Missouri Department of Insurance offers free assistance to consumers during Medicare open enrollment

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year’s open enrollment.  To help consumers choose a plan that best meets their needs, the department offers assistance through the CLAIM program.  Funded by the department and Medicare, CLAIM provides free, unbiased help to Missourians on Medicare and their caregivers.  During the annual open enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, consumers can change their Part D drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plans. Please read the news release here: difp.mo.gov/news/2013.

Additional information is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – please visit www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases-Items/2013-10-15.html.

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