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MDHS to assist eligible Medicare recipients navigate coverage options

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With Medicare open enrollment ending on December 7, volunteers and staff with the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s (MDHS) State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) are prepared to assist eligible Mississippians to navigate their coverage plans.

SHIP offers in-person and phone-based counseling to support Medicare-eligible residents in understanding available coverage options. It is encouraged for individuals to review their coverage, even if they are satisfied with their current plans, and make any necessary adjustments to make their coverage more effective. 

“It is important for Mississippians to access information about their health insurance options. SHIP provides community-engaged services to individuals with disabilities so that their families can access resources,” MDHS Executive Director Bob Anderson said. “The Division of Aging and Adult Services assures that your loved ones receive enrollment assistance.”

Counselors will provide free, confidential, individual counseling to help beneficiaries find the most comprehensive and cost-effective Medicare health plan and Part D coverage. They can also check to see whether individuals are eligible for Medicare Savings Programs.

These programs can help save money on premiums, prescription drugs, and other health care costs.

Changes in Medicare plans will go into effect on January 1, 2023. For more information about SHIP services and the Medicare open enrollment period click here.

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