Alexandria's senior residents can get help in understanding how to make changes to their Medicare plans during a current open enrollment period.
Open enrollment for making changes to Medicare D and Medicare Advantage plans is under way and will continue until Dec. 7. Changes made during this period will be effective Jan. 1.
It is important to review your plan because Medicare Part D and Advantage plans are allowed to make changes in their premium costs, deductive, co-payments and formularies (the list of drugs covered by their plan), according to a city news release.
Free counseling will be provided in Alexandria through VICAP, the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, and the Department of Community and Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services.
Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28, and from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Counseling appointments will be held at the St. Martins Senior Center located at 4650 Taney Ave.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 703-746-5999. Eligible seniors may utilize Senior Taxi for this counseling. For more information on Senior Taxi, call 703-836-4414, ext. 15.