Medicare enrollment at-a-glance

The Medicare open enrollment period ends Monday, Dec. 7. What does it mean to you?

The Chronicle provides a simplified explanation. This is not meant to be a comprehensive review of options; you can find that online at

There are three major parts to Medicare: Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance for outpatient things), and Part D (prescription drugs).

An important thing to know is that if you’re already on Medicare and are satisfied with your coverage and your program, you don’t have to do . . .