Free assistance is available for those who need help in changing or reconsidering their Medicare D or Medicare Advantage Plan. Two free events are being offered this year at Jefferson Community Health Center – Oct. 18 and Nov. 29. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during each event.
Appointments are required, and can be made by calling Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351. Volunteers with the Senior Health Insurance Information program will work with participants to help them pick the right Medicare drug plan. The number of appointments is limited, so please call early.
Those coming for an appointment should bring their Medicare card, and a list of the medications they take, including doses and times medication is taken.
“It’s important to take the time every year to look at your drug plan,” DeBoer said. “Even though your meds haven’t changed, your drug plan may have changed.”
Medicare Open Enrollment is available from through Dec. 7.