Medicare enrollees can review their insurance and make changes from October 15-December 7. You should review your coverage, even if it works for you now, as insurance companies may change what they cover each year. Review your coverage at medicare.gov or get assistance from a Medicare representative at 800-633-4227.
For Louisiana residents, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) can help all current Medicare beneficiaries to make informed decisions by providing free and unbiased information about coverage options and benefits, by phone or in person. Get more information online or by calling 800-259-5301.
If you are not currently enrolled in Medicare, insurance brokers can you help you choose a plan at no cost. Before calling a broker, put together a list of medications and doctors and have your Medicare number handy. Pride Life is a Louisiana-based company that knows about the needs of people living with HIV, and can be reached at 225-228-1515.
If you need information on Medicaid enrollment, click here.