SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The open enrollment dates for Medicare are a few weeks earlier than in years past.
And it's important to get signed up, so you can save. Enrollment starts this Saturday, October 15, and runs through December 7.
Experts say there is no one-size-fits-all plan.
"All the plans are still very specific to the medications that an individual takes, so you can't really look at what's the cheapest plan out there," said June Huff with the Area Office on Aging.
Each plan is tailored to you, just like your medications are.
Once enrollment begins on Saturday, you can go online, type in what you take and let the computer do the price checking for you.
"If you're taking ongoing prescription drugs most folks will save money by being in a prescription drug plan. This year the plan has to provide a 50-percent reduction during the donut hole or the coverage gap for brand name drugs, and a 14-percent reduction on the cost of generic drugs," Huff said.