Don’t miss your chance to change plans
Call SHINE for help over the phone
It’s extremely important to review your options EVERY year to make sure you have the plan that works best for you for next year. For the best comparison, you should have a MyMedicare.gov account. If you don’t have one already, you can go to MyMedicare.gov to easily create one, or SHINE can help you do it.
Call your Senior Center and ask for a SHINE phone appointment. At the time of your appointment you should have ready your:
- MyMedicare.gov account Username and Password (if you have an account)
- Medicare card # and other drug/health insurance cards and benefit information
- Prescription drug list (dosage, quantity, frequency)
Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. For Medicare related matters (other than an appointment), call 1-800-243-4636 then press or say 4. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name, town, and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible.