Get Answers to Your Medicare Questions

Viewers can get answers to all their Medicare questions, including the Part D prescription drug benefit by tuning into Channel 8 KLKN TV from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 11.

The four-hour call-in program is sponsored by Channel 8 KLKN TV, AARP Nebraska and the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is being hosted by Channel 8 Eyewitness News anchors Rod Fowler and Lauren Silverman.

“We encourage viewers to call in and speak confidentially to a certified Medicare expert about their Medicare options,” said Nebraska SHIIP Director Jina Ragland. “Consumers have many prescription drug plans to choose from, and each varies slightly – from the drugs covered to how the costs are structured.””

Open enrollment for Part D began Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 31. Beneficiaries who are already enrolled in a Part D plan have the opportunity to switch to a different drug plan if they choose. People don't need to do anything if they are satisfied with their current coverage, while those on limited incomes may qualify for extra help with their drug costs.

For help with the drug plan options, call SHIIP at 1-800-234-7119 or Medicare at 1-800-633-4227. To compare prescription drug plans online, go to www.medicare.gov . People can also find out about upcoming enrollment assistance events in their area by visiting www.answers4families.org .

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