december,2021

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Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period runs through Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can:

  • Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa.
  • Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, if you’re on original Medicare.
  • Switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan.

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program — part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner — is ready to help with all of these decisions. Due to the pandemic, your local SHIBA advisors will still provide one-on-one counseling appointments over the phone or through online video. However, some locations may also offer face-to-face counseling with extra precautions.

SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and other health-care options to people of all ages and backgrounds across our state.

Medicare is not a one-size-fits-all program. Each person’s needs, situation and benefits are different — and that includes spouses who may have their own unique Medicare plan. So before you make a final decision, consider these tips:

  • Plan costs and coverage can change every year, so review and keep all letters and notices your current plan sends you.
  • List all of the current prescription drugs you take, the doses and how often. Then, use the Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov to compare Part D plans.
  • Review the 2022 Medicare & You handbook you received in the mail.
  • If you have questions, call SHIBA at 1-800-562-6900 before you sign up.
  • Find an online SHIBA webinar at www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba.

To schedule your counseling appointment with a SHIBA volunteer, Monday through Friday:

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Office of the Insurance Commissionerhttps://www.insurance.wa.gov/ 1-800-562-6900

Harold Carr Attorney

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