Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 through December 7, 2016.
This enrollment period is one of the few times Medicare beneficiaries can
change, enroll into or disenroll from a Part D drug plan or a Medicare
Advantage Plan (such as an HMO). Changes to plans are effective January 1,
“Medicare beneficiaries who review their plan’s changes and
other coverage options may save money and find a plan that best suits their
needs compared to those who simply stay with the same plan each year,” said
Rhoda Slagle, Regional Coordinator of the El Dorado County Health Insurance
Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).
HICAP will conduct three free public workshops in October 2016 to
help Medicare enrollees understand coverage options for 2017:
In addition to the October workshops, HICAP provides free
individual counseling services in Placerville, El Dorado Hills and South Lake
Tahoe throughout the year. To make an appointment, call (530) 621-6369. A limited
number of appointments are available.
HICAP is a nonprofit organization that gives free, unbiased
information and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries; the organization is not affiliated with any insurance company. HICAP works in partnership with senior programs of the El Dorado
County Health and Human Services Agency. For information about additional
senior services in El Dorado County, please visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices
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