3…2…1…Countdown to Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment for 2024 is from October 15th-December 7th. If you have Medicare, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage.

Today is day 3 of our countdown to our Medicare Open Enrollment series.

What do you know about your out-of-pocket expenses? Do you know your premium, copays, deductibles, co-insurance, or maximum out-of-pocket costs?

OncoLink has some worksheets available to help you get organized and learn more about how your coverage works. Find them here:

Health Insurance Cost Inventory Sheet

Pharmacy Benefits Worksheet

Christina Bach, LCSW, OSW-C, is an oncology social worker and insurance and financial expert. She is the psychosocial content editor at OncoLink and loves to learn more and share her knowledge about navigating health insurance for cancer patients and their families.

2 thoughts on “3…2…1…Countdown to Medicare Open Enrollment

  1. I’m very interested in cancer screening & prevention. I’ve seen too many people suffer & pass away due to this disease. I’d be interested learning what programs Penn Med has in reference to comprehensive cancer screening, treatment & studies. Currently, I have a mass on 1 of my kidneys. I learned this several years ago through imaging related to another health problem. I was told that the mass was too invasive for biopsy & instructed to follow-up in 6 months for further imaging to see if there was any significant changes. That follow-up imaging showed no appreciable changes, but that was several years ago. I’ve had loved ones with benign masses which became malignant & suffered tremendously. I’d like to avoid this by reviewing that mass, as well as a thorough full body exam. Further, I’d like that mass to be removed if it’s medically advisable. I’m willing to sign a release of any/all liability for the minor risks involved, as I think they’re outweighed by the benefits. I’d also be a willing participant in any studies that might help others, as well as donate healthy tissue (such as bone marrow or a kidney if I’m considered to be a candidate). I’ll provide my email in the following section of this form. But, I have difficulty with email. The most effective means of communication is calling my cellphone. If I’m unable to answer, texting is far more reliable than voicemail (I miss many important voicemails). I don’t want to participate in things that might be too risky, but I’m willing to put up with pain, give time, sign complete release of liability in an effort to help others. Thank you, Phillip Williams (610) 457-1003

    1. We encourage you to contact 800 789 PENN to learn more about cancer screening information and opportunities at Penn Medicine. We do not offer cancer screening services as a cancer information website.

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