Medicare Open Enrollment 2020: Call now for an appointment

Attention Medicare beneficiaries:
Do you feel like you’re paying too much for your medications? Do you want to explore other Medicare prescription plans?
The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) at MAC is ready to help.
As part of the annual Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, the team of specially trained SHIP counselors at MAC will help you find a Medicare prescription plan that best suits your needs.
This is a free service.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, MAC’s Open Enrollment process has changed, however.
“While Medicare Open Enrollment will look and feel very different this year, MAC will continue to do its very best to address the needs of the Medicare population,” said Michelle Parker, coordinator of SHIP at MAC.
Historically during Medicare Open Enrollment, people were invited to come to MAC and wait to meet with a SHIP counselor on a first-come basis. This year the service will be by appointment ONLY.
Most appointments will be conducted over the telephone, with a very limited number of in-person appointments available.
In-person appointments will be reserved for the most vulnerable older persons, including those who are unable to communicate effectively and complete the enrollment over the phone, due to hearing, vision or other issues.
All CDC safety guidelines will be observed: Face masks must be worn at all times in the MAC building and visitors are asked to remain an appropriate 6 feet apart. All stations will be sanitized on a regular basis.
To prepare for your appointment, gather all your prescription medications in their original containers, and have your current Medicare card ready.
If you find you can’t make a scheduled appointment, please call MAC and let us know as soon as possible – a waiting list for appointments is anticipated.
In-person appointments will be available on the following dates:

October: 21, 23, 26 and 28
November 2, 6, 9, 10, 16, 18, 20, 24 and 30
December 2, 4 and 7.

Only one person per appointment please; couples will need 2 appointments.
When calling for an appointment leave a voicemail message that includes your name, phone number and best time to receive a return phone call. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, with appointment information. Callers are asked to leave only one message!
Calls for appointments are now being accepted.
To make an appointment, call 410-742-0505, Ext 106.