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Help offered for Medicare recipients choosing prescription plans

Published 5:03pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2013 at enrollment events on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Demopolis, and on Friday, Nov. 2 in Linden.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), sponsored by the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging (ATRC), provides information and assistance.

In addition, if a person is over 55 and does not have Medicare or Medicaid or on disability at any age but does not have Medicare yet, a person can apply for free help obtaining prescription drugs through the ATRC Senior Rx Program.

A person can obtain assistance with any of these matters on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Alabama Senior Center in Demopolis. Assistance also offered on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marengo Nursing Home.

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