Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner and the South Plains Area Agency on Aging will be scheduling Open Enrollment Events throughout the 15 county region to help Medicare beneficiaries compare and/or elect new Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans.  Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and cost each year too.  That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year.

Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage.  There’s never been a better time to check out Medicare coverage. There are new benefits available for all people with Medicare - whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan - including lower prescription costs, wellness visits, and preventive care.

Take advantage of Open Enrollment and you may be able to save money, get better coverage, or both.  Open Enrollment starts October 15th and lasts through December 7th which ensures Medicare enough time to process your choice, so your coverage can begin without interruption on January 1st.