November 30, 2016
Missouri Department of Insurance reminds seniors that Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7
Seniors who have not enrolled for 2017 should do so now
Jefferson City, Mo - The Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding seniors that MEDICARE open enrollment ends on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Seniors who have not yet made their plan selections for 2017 are encouraged to contact CLAIM.
CLAIM provides seniors and their caregivers free and unbiased help from certified counselors. Seniors can ask questions by phone or arrange one-on-one counseling by calling 800-390-3330 or visiting missouriclaim.org.
"Time is running out for this year’s open enrollment. Seniors should make plan selections if they haven't already done so. If assistance is needed, don't hesitate to contact CLAIM," said John M. Huff, director of the department.
CLAIM can also assist consumers, who have limited income, determine if they qualify for programs to help lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Consumers with complaints or questions about insurance can call the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.
About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.