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Don't Forget: Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Opens Oct 15

The upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will be from October 15 through December 7. This is the one time each year when most people with Medicare can compare and switch enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug coverage.

The DC State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, unbiased information for people with Medicare who need assistance navigating Medicare plan options (Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage). DC SHIP also helps with screening and enrollment in various DC Medicaid programs, access to affordable prescription drug coverage, and help with Medicare appeals and billing issues.

On October 25, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Chris DeYoung, from the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living, will answer your Medicare and Medicaid questions at Dupont Circle Village’s Live & Learn Program on Click here to learn more or to register. Many thanks to Dupont Circle Village for hosting this!

For specific questions about your individual Medicare coverage options, contact SHIP directly at 202-727-8370 or SHIP will also work with family members who are helping their loved ones consider their health care coverage options.


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