Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know


The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs through October 15th through December 7th 2018. During this time period is when all people with Medicare can change their health plans and prescriptions drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

It is particularly important for people in a MEDICARE HEALTH or PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN to always review the materials in their plans such as “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If their plans are changing, they should make sure their plans would still meet their needs for the following year.

Please contact the Tribal Health office at (508) 477-0208 ext. 166 to schedule an appointment with April Dugas, our Medicare Outreach Worker, or visit our weekly Elders Lunch and Learn Program every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You can also find information about next year’s plans by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or online at