Some confusion may arise because the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment takes place Oct. 1 through March 31, 2014 and overlaps with the Medicare Open Enrollment period. It is important to keep the two separate and be aware of which time frame impacts you as a consumer. If you continue to have issues differentiating between the two contact your local Medicare counseling program at 1-800-Age-Info (243-4636) and press 3.
Are you struggling caring for an older adult or having difficulty locating resources? Our experienced staff are available for no cost consultations in the home, office or community. For additional information or to schedule an appointment call 1-800-892-0890. Do you have a question? We encourage inquiries and comments from our readers. Direct correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. 360 Merrimack Street B#5, Lawrence, MA 01843. Rosanne DiStefano is the Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.