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2019 Open Enrollment Information

October, 1st

Open Enrollment is just around the corner starting October 15  and running until December 7. This is the primary time that Medicare beneficiaries can change plans.

If you have Medicare Part D drug coverage, a Medicare Advantage plan, or even if you’re happy with your coverage, it’s important to shop every year to ensure that you are getting the best possible coverage, price, and customer service.  For example, Missoula Aging Services helped Montanans save over $531,285 by switching Medicare plans last year!

MAS is working to meet the increasing demand in Missoula County for support during Open Enrollment. Through limited appointments, call center assistance and Medicare classes, we’re focusing on serving as many people as possible. To save you time, we encourage you to contact our Call Center at 728-7682 first. Expert specialists will help you get started! The process this year is to have you submit a current list of your medications. MAS will check to see if any changes have been made to your drug and Medicare Plans, and then an appointment will be scheduled if beneficial to you.

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NEW TO MEDICARE Workshops

Upcoming Workshop Dates

Monday Oct. 21 and Wednesday Oct. 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

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