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Suzanne Strempek Shea makes a "wish" for her readers
PRIME – October 2014
By Debbie Gardner
Suzanne Strempek Shea celebrates 20 years of writ
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PRIME – October 2014
On Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St., th
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Sometimes, an interview is so much more …
PRIME – October 2014
By Debbie Gardner
This is not the first time that Suzanne Strempek
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A will or a trust – which estate plan is right for you?
PRIME – October 2014
By Gina M. Barry
Bacon Wilson P.C.

One of the most common decisions you will face when esta
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Job hunting and social media – consider the implications
PRIME – October 2014
By Robin Ryan
Author of “60 Seconds & You’re Hired”
WASHINGTON STATE – Jordan had lon
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It’s Medicare enrollment time; remember the four ‘C’s’
PRIME – October 2014
By Linda F. Fitzgerald
AARP State President
It’s that time of year: Medicare open enrollment officially begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. This is the one chance the nearly 1 million Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts have to review and make changes to their coverage for the year ahead. During open enrollment, you should compare expenses, including premiums, deductibles, drug costs and out-of-pocket maximums.
What does this mean for you, or for family members on Medicare? During open enrollment, you may:
• Switch to a Medicare Advantage plan;
• Switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another;
• Drop your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare; or
• Join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan, change to a new one, or drop your coverage.
Even if you are satisfied with your current coverage, it’s always a good idea to review your plan to make sure you are getting the most out of your Medicare. When reviewing plans, focus on the benefits, such as which prescription drugs are covered. Not sure how to get started? Just follow the four “C’s” – coverage, cost, convenience, and customer satisfaction.
Coverage: Comparing Medicare plans is easy. The official Medicare website has a tool at that helps you find and compare all available plans in your area. When reviewing plans, focus on the benefits, such as which drugs are covered.
If you need help comparing coverage options, call your local senior center or Coun
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