CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 27, 2010) - Medicare Open Enrollment ends Friday, December 31, 2010 and beneficiaries should make sure they compare their Medicare coverage options at before it's over.

At, an online marketplace for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D, consumers can explore all their coverage options with the help of licensed agents.

"With the shorter open enrollment period, seniors may not realize how little time they have to make sure their Medicare needs are met for 2011. Seniors should start comparing plans now if they want to have time to weigh their options and get expert advice from a trusted advisor," said Mark Colwell, Consumer Marketing Analyst at

Here are some of the main types of Medicare insurance plans:

Medicare Advantage
Rather than having Medicare benefits administered by the federal government, Medicare Advantage plans are administered by private insurance companies. Many private insurers provide additional coverage options and benefits that traditional Medicare doesn't offer.

Medicare Supplement
For those who choose traditional Medicare from the federal government, a Medicare Supplement plan can fill some gaps in coverage, such as deductibles and copayments for medical care.

Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans)
Seniors with original Medicare need to choose a Part D plan to cover their prescription medications. While many Medicare Advantage plans offer prescription drug benefits, it's best for consumers to speak to an agent to make sure their medications are covered.

To compare Medicare insurance options at, seniors start by submitting their zip code. Then seniors will be asked basic information about themselves including their address, phone number and email. Seniors will then be contacted by licensed Medicare providers with quotes and information about Medicare plans.

About GoMedicare is a free online consumer resource for detailed Medicare information, free Medicare quotes, and comparing Medicare products -- including Medicare Supplement -- with licensed local agents. The service at is absolutely free for consumers with no obligation to buy. is a part of the GoHealthInsurance Network.

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