Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15

Published 12:12 pm Thursday, October 4, 2018

Attention Medicare Beneficiaries! It’s the time of year again to compare your Medicare Prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plan. If you or someone you know receives Medicare or will soon be a Medicare beneficiary, mark the following dates on your calendar.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and goes through December 7. If you are currently enrolled, thinking of switching or just want to see if you are getting the best plan for your money, Medicare Open Enrollment is the time to do just that. Comparing plans during open enrollment ensures that you have the Medicare health or drug plan that will fit your needs for 2019.

The SHIP Program, a non-profit organization, will provide comparison assistance at no charge to you. SHIP does NOT sell or endorse any insurance company. We are here to help you make informed decisions with regards to your Medicare needs. Call the SHIP Program at (866) 516-3051 or visit to get more information about upcoming enrollment events in your area.

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