OLYMPIA, Wash. – It’s not too soon to start thinking about Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans. Open enrollment takes place every year, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers free help to people with Medicare questions. “Our unbiased, statewide network of trained volunteers help people answer questions and evaluate plans, and even search for plans online,” says Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler. “We also offer assistance with Original Medicare and other Medicare-related plans.”