Although sign-up for 2012 coverage does not begin until Oct. 15, people on Medicare can begin researching their possibilities right now. Medicare's website, www.medicare.gov. has posted price and benefit information for next year, whether you want traditional Medicare, a Part D drug plan or a managed care plan. Go to www.medicare.gov and click on Compare Drug and Health Plans. The St. Petersburg Times will publish its annual Medicare issue in LifeTimes on Oct. 26.