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Medicare’s open enrollment begins Nov. 15 and consumer advocates say the more than 17 million seniors enrolled in private prescription plans should take a particularly close look at their benefits for next year. Millions face double-digit premium hikes unless they shop for a cheaper plan.

Premiums will go up an average of 10 percent among the top plans that have signed up some 70 percent of seniors, according to an earlier Avalere analysis.



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