Open Enrollment Underway for Medicare

Open enrollment is underway for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

The Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program, also known as SHIIP, is available to offer free, unbiased and confidential assistance to Iowans. SHIIP counselors review all plans offered and do not promote any particular plan or company.

There are four new Part D drug plans available and many new Medicare Advantage options.

Iowans can make changes to their Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan beginning today through December 7th. If you miss the open enrollment deadline, you will most likely have to wait a full year before making changes to your plan.

SHIIP is reminding Iowans to do three important things during Medicare open enrollment – review your plan notice, think about what matters most to you and shop for the plans that meet your needs and fit your budget.

If you are eligible for Medicare, you can reach out to the SHIPP counselors at Regional Medical Center for help – call 927-7405.