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Medicare Part D and Advantage Plan Enrollment Ends Early this Year

Lindeen's office offers guidance for Medicare Part D, Advantage enrollees

November 2, 2011

Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen today announced her office can help Montanans on Medicare enroll in vital prescription drug benefit under its early enrollment period this year. Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and Medicare Advantage enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, which is earlier than in previous years when enrollment ran until the end of the year.

“Prescription drug coverage is essential for many Montanans," said Lindeen. "This year's enrollment deadline is just over a month away, and my office is here to answer questions for anyone who needs help enrolling in Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage."

The Commissioner's office produces annual consumer and rate comparison guides on Medicare Supplemental insurance, which are available in the consumer information section on the agency's new website,

“Times are tough, and for people on a fixed income, it's important to know you're getting a good deal," said Lindeen. "Our premium comparison guide is a great tool for anyone trying to find Medicare supplemental insurance. We break down premiums across all plans and ages to help consumers easily pick the plan that best suits their budget."

Consumers with questions about Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage enrollment can call the Commissioner's office at (800) 332-6148 or (406) 444-2040, or visit the Commissioner's website at csi.mt.gov. For local assistance, call the Montana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at (800) 551-3191.