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Maloney Encourages Hudson Valley Seniors to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Oct 14, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Encourages Hudson Valley Seniors to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment Period
Open Enrollment for 2021 plans runs October 15-December 7, 2020

Newburgh, NY – Thursday marks the beginning of the Medicare Open Enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries across the state of New York. The Open Enrollment period is the best opportunity for current and potential Medicare beneficiaries to find coverage or change their plan based on their health needs for the upcoming year. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) encourages Hudson Valley Seniors to take advantage of the Medicare Open Enrollment period:

“The Open Enrollment period is the best time to make changes to your Medicare plan or prescription drug coverage, or get access to health care through Medicare for 2021. Folks who need assistance working with Medicare are encouraged to call my office in Newburgh. We’ll do our best to get you connected to the help and care you need,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

New Yorkers can sign up for Medicare or make changes to their plans by visiting www.medicare.gov. Rep. Maloney’s talented team of caseworkers can also help individuals and families in the Hudson Valley navigate the Medicare Open Enrollment period or connect them to a trained Medicare Navigator in a community near them.

New Yorkers living in the 18th Congressional District are encouraged to call Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh office: 845-561-1259, or visit www.seanmaloney.house.gov to send an email.

Medicare is generally available for people ages 65+, younger people with disabilities, people with some end-stage diseases, and people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Sixty million Americans utilize these plans nationally. Over 233,000 New Yorkers in the 18th Congressional District are eligible for Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans. 

The Medicare Open Enrollment period can bring an uptick of Medicare-related scams. New Yorkers should be smart about who they share personal identifying information with and are reminded that Medicare will never contact current or prospective beneficiaries for their Medicare Number or other personal information unless given permission in advance. Medicare will also never call to sell a plan, product or device, or visit a beneficiary at their home. New Yorkers can report suspicious behavior by calling 1-800-MEDICARE.