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The annual Medicare enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Use these tips to research plans, save time and money, and make an informed decision about health insurance coverage.

Medicare's annual Open Enrollment Period is a great opportunity for caregivers to evaluate their loved one's current health care coverage and see if there are any tweaks that need to be made. As always, it behooves you to do your research early.

Understand the enrollment options and the basics of the Medicare system to save you and your family a great deal of money on healthcare costs.

Individuals enroll in Medicare during a period called “Initial Enrollment” that begins three months before the month they turn 65. During this time there are many decisions that need to be made.Take the time to explore the all coverage options under this program and how they work together.

One of the more important decisions faced by seniors during Medicare Open Enrollment is whether or not to switch their Medicare Part D plan. There are resources that caregivers and seniors can use to help decide which plan best fits their prescription drug needs.

Few seniors succeed in selecting the ideal Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (Part D). Seniors who find themselves in sub-optimal plans have the opportunity to save money during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period.

Research shows that a large majority of Medicare beneficiaries could have saved hundreds of dollars last year by reviewing just one element of their coverage: their prescription drug plan.

If you missed this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment deadline on December 7, there are still a few options available to help you make the most of your Medicare coverage.

Unrestricted changes to Medicare happen only once a year. During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, October 15 to December 7, 2016, seniors can make changes to Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans.

Understand the health insurance options available during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (MOE) period to help you choose the best coverage for yourself or a loved one.

Know these common scams that target seniors during Medicare Open Enrollment. Prevent being taken advantage of by learning facts about Medicare and how these scammers operate.

Medicare insurance fraud is common during Medicare Open Enrollment. Medicare insurance providers use dishonest, misleading or illegal sales tactics selling Medicare insurance.

When you're buying a Medicare Advantage Plan, the best way to avoid being taken advantage of is to always be cautious and arm yourself with as much information as possible before buying a plan.