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Heitkamp Reminds North Dakota Seniors about Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today encouraged North Dakota seniors to review their drug and health plans during Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, which began October 15 and ends December 7.

Medicare recipients can review and change their health and prescription drug plans during the Open Enrollment Period at or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE. Recipients who are satisfied with their plans don't need to do anything and will continue their current plan.

"During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, review your plan, make sure your health needs are being met, and see if any other plans may better suit your needs or budget," said Heitkamp. "Medicare serves as a lifeline for so many North Dakota seniors and people who are disabled, offering reliable and affordable health and prescription drug coverage, and North Dakotans deserve the best the program has to offer."

The 2014 Medicare & You handbook is available for beneficiaries to review before making benefit elections. It can be reviewed at

People with Medicare should never give their personal information to anyone arriving at their home uninvited or making unsolicited phone calls selling Medicare-related products or services. Beneficiaries who believe they are a victim of fraud or identity theft should contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit

Click here for more information about Medicare and the Open Enrollment Period.

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