Controlling health care costs is an increasingly important part of retirement planning. Even if you’re already on Medicare, there can be expensive surprises. The most common is denial of payment for a prescribed drug — affecting about 20 percent of Medicare participants — says the Medicare Rights Center. Of those, about one in six, according to a
Choosing the right Medicare supplementary plans is an important part of retirement planning. Open enrollment for those covered by Medicare health and prescription drug plans begins on Nov. 15 and ends on Dec. 31. During this time, you can make changes to an existing plan that you are enrolled in or choose a different plan.