'Last chance' help with Medicare prescription drug plan enrollment

If you need to sit down face-to-face with a certified Medicare counselor, there will be a “Last Chance Medicare Prescription Enrollment Clinic” at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, December 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The address is 3200 Providence Drive (Elevator A to HIM training room near the Subway sandwich shop).

There also will be a clinic at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, December 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If those times don’t work for you, call the Medicare Information Office at 269-3680 in Anchorage or toll-free from anywhere in Alaska at 1-800-478-6065.

Have your red, white and blue Medicare card and list of prescription medications ready.

The annual enrollment period ends on December 7.  People on Medicaid or Extra Help can change anytime.

Don’t stay confused about Medicare. If you have any questions let us help you.

Judith Bendersky, MPH Gerontologist, manages the Alaska Medicare Information Office.