Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription


It's time for Medicare open enrollment

You may be feeling the post-summer blues, but don't let the doldrums keep you from making money-saving Medicare moves. Although it's easier just to keep your current Medicare Part D prescription-drug plan or your Medicare Advantage plan, it's best to look at all the options for 2016 during open enrollment from October 15 to December 7. It's an especially good time to consider changes. Drug prices are rising and provider networks for Advantage and individual plans are narrowing. Also, about 30 percent of beneficiaries of traditional Medicare are likely to face big hikes in premiums for Part B in 2016 -- an incentive to shop around for a cheaper Part D or Advantage plan....