Illinois launching Medicare information sessions

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is launching a series of free, one-on-one Medicare counseling sessions for seniors and people with disabilities during this year’s earlier open enrollment season.

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is launching a series of free, one-on-one Medicare counseling sessions for seniors and people with disabilities during this year’s earlier open enrollment season.

The sessions will be at more than 25 locations statewide during open enrollment, which this year runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Open enrollment is a period when Medicare beneficiaries can change health plans. Beneficiaries can change from Medicare Advantage to original Medicare, for example, or switch between Medicare Advantage plans or prescription drug plans.

Volunteers from the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Program are providing the sessions to educate beneficiaries.

A list of upcoming SHIP events during open-enrollment season is available on the Insurance Department’s website at Insurance.Illinois.gov/SHIP or by calling the SHIP toll-free hotline at (800) 548-9034.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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