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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Medicaid open enrollment starts Oct. 15

  • Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15 according to East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging officials. The open enrollment period for Medicare recipients in Arkansas will remain open until Dec. 7.
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  • Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15 according to East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging officials. The open enrollment period for Medicare recipients in Arkansas will remain open until Dec. 7. At this time, Medicare recipients will have the opportunity to compare Medicare health plans as well as its prescription drug plans. The EAAAA says that the cost and coverage of the plans – including premiums and deductibles – may change from year to year. EAAAA officials urge Medicare recipients in Phillips County to go over their plans with trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors to make sure the plans they are subscribed to meet their needs for 2014. EAAAA, throughout its 12-county coverage area, including Phillips County, provides SHIP counselors at no charge to Medicare patients. These counselors will be available Oct. 15-Dec. 7 to help with the process. Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 870-338-7136 for an appointment. The EAAAA office in Phillips County is located in Helena at 617 Walnut, Room 220.
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