General enrollment in the Medicare Parts A and B is happening now. The enrollment time ends on March 31st. Kathleen Brinning with Washington County Hospital and Clinics says they have a volunteer with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) who can help with enrolling in Medicare or for those who wish to change from the Medicare Advantage program.
These changes will become effective the first of July. She notes dis-enrolling from the Medicare Advantage needs to be completed by February 14th.
Brinning says their SHIIP volunteer is available during the day on Tuesdays, but other arrangements can be made if needed. Contact Elizabeth Koehn, the SHIIP volunteer at the hospital from 11:00 to 4:30 at 319-863-2185.