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Open enrollment affords chance to get lower costs

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From now until Dec. 7, millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities in Washington State have the opportunity to do something that can make a huge difference in their quality of life: save money on prescription medicines. In some cases, thousands of dollars.

That date is the start of the annual open enrollment period for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, also known as Part D. It is your opportunity to ensure your current healthcare plan still fits your needs.

In some cases your medicines may have changed. In other cases, the plans change and what was a good coverage last year may not be this year.

Every year, seniors and those with disabilities who decide to update their pla...

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