The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment
“You can contact the insurance company directly if you want to make sure the information is accurate, and they’re still help available. We’re still going to get people enrolled. It’s just going to be a little different, and I would encourage people not to use the Medicare.gov website to enroll at this time.”
Medicare's open enrollment period lasts until December 7, which Tauber-Olson says is plenty of time to sign up. A health care advocacy group is reminding people that Medicare is separate from the Affordable Care Act, which focuses more on those with little or no insurance.