The Medicare Open enrollment period is when all people with Medicare can make changes to their coverage, including prescription drug coverage, for 2013. Enrollment opened October 15th and will close on December 7, 2012. For 2013, Medicare recipients will see more four and five star plans; 127 four and five star Medicare Advantage plans will be available, up from 106, as well as an increase in four and five star prescription drug plans.
For more information on the 2013, see the US Department of Health and Human Services press release.
For more information on coverage and how to make changes, see the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services web site.