Medicare open enrollment set

LIHUE — The Agency on Elderly Affairs announced that the Medicare open enrollment period is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

New Medicare cards will be issued containing a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin mailing the new cards to people with Medicare benefits in April 2018 to meet the statutory deadline for replacing all existing Medicare cards by April 2019.


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