Medicare Part D Assistance During Open Enrollment

A Service of Fearrington Cares

October 15–December 7

If you’re a Medicare recipient with a Part D Drug Plan, Medicare recommends that you check available Part D plans yearly to choose the best one for your current medications. Plans and prices change every year and, if you choose the right plan, savings can be substantial.

Open Enrollment only lasts from October 15 to December 7 and your new plan will take effect Jan 1, 2021. Changes to Part D Drug Plans are generally not allowed after Open Enrollment ends.

Fearrington Cares offers appointments with licensed Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Counselors, volunteers who live in our community, to help you choose wisely. Due to COVID-19, most appointments will be by phone; when necessary the SHIIP Counselor will meet with you. The procedure will be as follows:

1. Call Fearrington Cares, 919-542-6877, before December 1 to request a consultation with a SHIIP Counselor.

2. Indicate whether you want the pre-appointment form emailed to you or whether you will pick it up from the silver mailbox by the Fearrington Cares front door.

3. Complete the form and email it back to or return it in a sealed envelope to the envelope in the silver mailbox by the Fearrington Cares front door.

4. One of our SHIIP Counselors, Judy Fitzgerald or John Sullivan, will contact you to make an appointment after they have reviewed your pre-appointment form.