Remember that the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period is October 15 through December 7, 2013. If you wish to change Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage for 2014, all changes must be made between October 15, 2013 and December 7, 2013. Coverage will then begin January 1, 2014.
For plan comparisons, trained Senior LinkAge Line® counselors will be available by appointment at the Granite Falls Senior Center on Thursday, October 17 and Thursday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To make an appointment or to receive assistance by phone, call the Senior LinkAge Line®: One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-333-2433. When calling, please have your Medicare card and prescription drug information ready.
The Senior LinkAge Line®: One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors is a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, as well as the federally designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Specialists provide one-to-one assistance with all Medicare and health insurance issues and also provide in-depth long-term care options counseling. Call 1-800-333-2433 for assistance or go to www.MinnesotaHelp.info to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line® specialist.