It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (also known as a Part D Medication plan) or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be receiving information from your plan by the end of September.


It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2015.

During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE your plan for 2015. SHINE Counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. Make your SHINE appointment early!


Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call Ethos at 617.522.9270 or Boston ElderINFO at 617.292.6211. During times of high call volume, your call may be routed to a voice mail box. Just leave your name and number and a counselor will call you back as soon as possible.

More information about the SHINE Program at Ethos.