October 31, 2018
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans.
Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18th from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.
Tennessee SHIP is a free program designed to help people in Tennessee with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained to answer questions and provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare. SHIP receives grant funding from the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one, counseling sessions (both in-person and over the phone), presentations, and public education programs.