Brace Yourself for Barrage of Commercials

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If you watch daytime television, especially talk shows, game shows, or reality court dramas, brace yourself for the annual barrage of commercials featuring one-time celebrities urging you to sign up for their favorite Medicare plan. Medicare enrollees also get many unsolicited telephone calls touting Medicare Advantage plans, the private alternative to original Medicare. New regulations designed to clamp down on misleading advertising will go into effect on Sept. 30, just in time for this year’s Open Enrollment Period, which will run from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Read a story from AARP.

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