Medicare Open Enrollment tips

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Open enrollment for Medicare is underway and the deadline is December 7th! The enrollment process can be quite tricky to follow, so CEO of United Healthcare's Medicare and Retirement Kurt Heumann stopped in the FOX 2 studio to help navigate the enrollment process.

Medicare is the government-run health system for ages 65 and older and the disabled.Medicare effects more than 500,000 St. Louis seniors.

Kurt Heumann points out the three key points to focus on to avoid getting overwhelmed by the dozens of Medicare plans available here in St. Louis. He also has questions to ask yourself to help narrow down the options and find coverage that`s a good fit for your personal health and budget needs.

There are consequences if you miss the Dec. 7th deadline, but if you are signing up right before the deadline, Kurt has some procrastinator-friendly tips for last-minute enrollment decisions.