Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7
Medicare beneficiaries are able to change their Medicare health plan and/or their prescription drug coverage during the period of October 15th through December 7th. Information on plans will be available beginning in October. If you have Medicare, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for plan information.
If you are satisfied that your current plan will meet your needs, you do not have to do anything.
If you would like assistance comparing plans in order to find which is right for you, there are SHINE counselors who are trained to help you. SHINE counselors provide impartial and unbiased information, counseling, and assistance on Medicare and related health care coverage, including original Medicare A & B, Prevention Services, Part D Prescription Drug Benefit, Medicare Advantage HMOs and PPOs, Supplemental Insurance (Medigap), and Medicare Savings Programs and Long Term Care.
SHINE counselors may be contacted at Councils on Aging, hospitals, and other community based agencies. They are available to meet with you in person or respond by telephone or e-mail.
To schedule an appointment with a SHINE counselor, call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) and then press 3. You may also contact the local SHINE office directly at the Attleboro Council on Aging or by calling 1-800-987-2510.