News brief: Medicare Open Enrollment begins

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Special to the Opelika Observer

Medicare Open Enrollment will begin Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 7.

A number of opportunities will be offered “that beneficiaries may attend to receive free counseling, education and information for everything concerning Medicare,” according to Amber Bean, state health insurance assistance program coordinator for the Lee Russell Council of Governments. “Beneficiaries can either attend one of the events listed or call our office toll free at 1-800-243-5463 to schedule an appointment,” Bean said.

Upcoming session are listed below:

– Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST; Central Activity Center, 1500 14th St., Phenix City

– Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m. EST; Goodwill Career Center, 1041 E 280 Bypass, Phenix City

– Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to noon CST; Goodwill Career Center, 3740 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika

– Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST; Greater Peace Baptist Church, 650 Jeter Ave., Opelika

– Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST; Loachapoka Community Center, 6091 Stage Road, Loachapoka

– Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST; Goodwill Career Center, 1041 E 280 Bypass, Phenix City

– Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST; Lee Russell Council of Governments, 2207 Gateway Drive, Opelika

– Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m. CST; Goodwill Career Center, 3740 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika

– Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST; Goodwill Career Center, 1041 E 280 Bypass, Phenix City

– Dec. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m. CST; Lee Russell Council of Governments, 2207 Gateway Drive, Opelika

Bean said attendees should bring all insurance cards, list of medications and Income Verification.

For more information contact Bean at 749-5264 or 1-800-243-5463.

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