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Monday, October 15, through Thursday, December 7, is the annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans. This is a time when you can compare plans for the upcoming 2019 calendar year and make a change if you find a plan with better coverage, higher quality, or a lower cost. If you do nothing, you will remain in your current plan for the year 2019.
State Health Insurance Assistance programs are free, confidential, and available to older people and people who have Medicare because of a disability. Our counselors provide information and answer client questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage, MaineCare, Medigap, and other programs and benefits that supplement Medicare.
Some specific information provided through SHIP counselors also includes:
- Preventative health benefits paid by Medicare
- Comparison information about Medicare supplemental policies and Advantage plans to help you make a choice
- How to avoid costly penalties
If you need help with this process, please call Spectrum Generations for an appointment with one of our certified Senior Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) counselors, at 1-800-639-1553. Appointments fill up quickly, so call soon to find the SHIP counselor nearest to you. You can also compare plans and make changes yourself by using the Plan Finder tool on medicare.gov or by calling Medicare at (800) 633-4227.