Help offered for Medicare recipients choosing prescription plans

Published 5:03 pm 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.

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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.