Thompson Reminds Medicare Beneficiaries of Upcoming Open Annual Enrollment Period Deadline

Dec 1, 2011 Issues: Healthcare

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today during a radio address reminded Medicare beneficiaries of the upcoming December 7th, 2011, deadline for the 2012 Medicare Open Annual Enrollment Period.  The full text of Thompson’s remarks, which includes additional Medicare beneficiary enrollment information, are provided below.   

Remarks as prepared: 

“Hi, this is Congressman Glenn Thompson, U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.  

I know everyone is busy with the Holidays, so I wanted to take this time to offer Medicare beneficiaries a reminder that less than 1 week remains in the 2012 Medicare Open Annual Enrollment Period, which ends Dec. 7th, 2011.

As this date approaches, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and its network of local partners remain available to assist with counseling and enrollment.  

Enrollment information and other support services are available over the phone, online, and face-to-face.  

If you prefer to access support over the phone, personalized assistance from Medicare representatives is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-MEDICARE – that’s 1-800-633-4227.

Medicare’s online resources can be accessed by visiting, which is where you can also find information on face-to-face Open Enrollment events taking place near you.

I wish the best of luck to all Medicare beneficiaries in making these important decisions.  Enjoy the holiday season and thanks for listening.”  

For additional information on the 2012 Medicare Open Annual Enrollment Period, click here.