SHIBA offers free help to people with Medicare questions, including what changes are happening this year.
“Our unbiased volunteers in your community can answer your questions and help you search for plans online,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.
Before you make your Medicare decision, consider the following:
- Plan costs and coverage will likely change every year, so carefully review all letters and notices from your insurer.
- Make a list of all current prescription drugs you take, the doses, and how often. Then, use the Medicare Plan Finder to compare prescription drug (Part D) plans.
- Review the 2015 Medicare & You handbook. You should receive it in the mail by mid-October.
- If you have limited income and need help paying for prescription drugs, check out Medicare’s “Extra Help” program. To see if you qualify, contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.