If you've been putting off enrolling in Medicare for next year, now is the time to act.
Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage is winding down. Eligible individuals have between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 to make updates to their coverage for the following year. (One caveat: if you're still working past age 65 and are covered by your employer, you get a special enrollment period when you do retire.)
During that time, you can also switch from original Medicare, known as Part A hospital insurance and Part B medical coverage, to a private Medicare Advantage plan.
More than 55 million Americans are currently enrolled.