A free Medicare open enrollment assistance event has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Wyandotte County Aging and Disability Resource Center, at the Midtown Metro Center, 849 N. 47th St., Suite C, Kansas City, Kan. This office is at the new building at Indian Springs.
The Medicare open enrollment assistance event was announced by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s office.
A second Medicare open enrollment assistance event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Sylvester Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, Kan.
Trained volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas will be on hand at both events to provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who have questions, or who wish to make changes to their plans.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries who wish to make changes or enroll for the first time need to bring their Medicare card, any current prescriptions (including dosage and frequency), and a list of preferred pharmacies. The events are free and open to everyone.
For more information on Medicare enrollment, visit: http://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan/when-can-i-join-a-health-or-drug-plan.html#collapse-3190.