The time is now to review your Medicare coverage! By September 30th, each Medicare beneficiary should have received an Annual Notice of Coverage which included important information regarding Medicare costs and benefits. You can compare your Medicare benefits and health insurance options at no cost with your local SHINE counselor. A visit or phone call with a certified SHINE volunteer may reduce your out of pocket medical and/or prescription drug costs. In addition, meeting with your SHINE counselor during open enrollment can help you identify public programs that can help with premiums, copayments and health coverage based on income and assets.
Open enrollment is October 15 – December 7 and state certified SHINE counselors are available at your senior center by appointment to help you understand health care coverage, review cost increases, and find out what’s new with Medicare. Read more HERE.