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South Dakota Focus: Medicare Enrollment

SD Focus - 11/18/2010

 On our November 18th South Dakota Focus we will zero in on Medicare's open enrollment period. This is an important time for Medicare beneficiaries as it allows them to make changes to their healthcare and prescription drug coverage. However this window to make changes is only open for a short time. Medicare experts will join host Stephanie Rissler to talk about those frequently asked questions this time of year. Plus our toll free phone line and email address will be available so viewers can call in live with their own questions. Guests will include Candise Gregory with Senior Medicare Patrol, Deb Sundem a South Dakota County Extension Agent from Codington County and from SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education Program) Katie Nagel will be on hand. The program airs Nov. 18th at 8:00pm CT / 7mt. The toll free number is 1.877.825.5788 or email us at sdfocus@sdpb.org

 

SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education Program)

Eastern SD - 605-333-3314,

Central SD - 605-224-2312,

Western SD - 605-342-8635 or visit: http://dss.sd.gov/elderlyservices/.

Toll free 1.800.536.8197

www.shiine.net

 MEDICARE

  • www.medicare.gov,
  • Calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for around-the-clock assistance to find out more about coverage options.
  • TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

 

SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL

 http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Index.aspx

 Candise Gregory

Project Director

Eat River Legal Services

335 North Main Ave.

Suite 300

Sioux Falls SD 57104

Direct 605-336-2475

Toll free 1.800.822.8804

Fax: 605.336.6919

Gregory.candise@att.net

 

Melissa Wood

Program Director West River

East River Legal Services

2525 West Main St.

Suite 204

Rapid City SD 57702

Direct 605-342-3494

Toll Free: 1.800.695.8168

Fax: 605.342.7718

mwood@hills.net

 




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