Statewide Iowa — The open enrollment period for Medicare is rapidly coming to an end. The final date to sign up or make changes to your plan is Saturday December 7th. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services handles the questions on the open enrollment and spokesperson Julie Brookhart says it is important for users to be sure they are on the Medicare-dot-gov website.
She says you’ve likely seen promotional materials from various plan providers in mailings and T-V ads.
Brookhart says you should be aware that there are some scams out there too.
She says you should be a little skeptical.
Brookhart says they ask you to call them at 1-800-633-4227 to report any possible Medicare fraud. You can also call that number if you need help with your plan. There are some 625-thousand Iowans who use Medicare.