Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare gets started on Wednesday of this week and East Alabama seniors need to know how to choose the plan that works best for them. For many beneficiaries – this open enrollment period is the only time that new Medicare Advantage or Part D plans can be chosen. Even though the Medicare plans can be very confusing, help is available from your local Area Council on Aging. The Etowah County Council on Aging is working with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program to offer a series of Medicare Enrollment Help events. The numerous events are set throughout the county during October, November and December. Help will be available at these events on a first come – first served basis. Anyone seeking assistance should bring their Medicare card and a list of all medications they are taking. For a complete list of Open Enrollment events in Etowah County, call the Etowah County Council on Aging at 256-543-3616.

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