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Volunteers offer assistance in Medicare open enrollment

November 4, 2020

This fall’s open enrollment period for Medicare through Dec. 7 will look different than it has in the past.

Counselors are looking at ways to help beneficiaries review their prescription drug coverage while keeping socially distant. Johnson County plans to have 12 more volunteers this year to help review and process worksheets to give aging adults options in choosing a drug plan.

Volunteers will review coverage either over the phone, through Zoom, email or mail (preferred). Aging adults are a vulnerable population and we are mindful of that and want to help but do so in a safe way for volunteers and staff.

To get assistance with reviewing your prescription coverage, contact Johnson County SHICK at 913-286-0292 or the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office at 913-715-7000. Resources are also available online at johnson.k-state.edu.