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Medicare annual enrollment sessions

The Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period will take place from Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Medicare beneficiaries in Forsyth County will be assisted locally as much as possible through telephone or other virtual means during the annual enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Annual enrollment assistance will be provided by volunteer and staff of the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, the Forsyth County coordinating site for the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). One hour appointments will be offered during the period subject to the availability of counselors. Some referrals may be made to the SHIIP state office in Raleigh.

The open enrollment sessions will assist Medicare beneficiaries review their drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans and make changes if necessary for the coming year. Certified Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available to assist in the review and enrollment process.

Appointments must be made by calling the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 during weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.