Medicare Open Enrollment Workshops offered

Oct 14, 2015 10:14 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

The Annual Enrollment Period for Part D drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans begins October 15th and runs through December 7th.

PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is providing several community workshops help Medicare beneficiaries make the best choice possible for their health care needs in the coming year.

The workshops will explain changes in drug plans, which plans will be remaining in the area, which plans will be leaving and will also be available to answer questions about Medicare Advantage plans.

HICAP is also warning people to be on the alert for insurance agents using aggressive tactics. Fraudsters are very active this time of year.

The Workshops in Butte County are scheduled for October 21st at the Feather River Recreation District Offices in Oroville, at 1875 Feather River Boulevard, from 1 - 3 p.m.

In Paradise, a workshop is planned for Friday October 23rd from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road.

And Chico Workshops will take place on Friday, October 30th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Enloe Conference Center at 5th Avenue and the Esplanade, on November 12th from 2 - 4 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 California Park Drive and on Wednesday December 2nd from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center.

You can call 1-800-434-0222 or 530-898-6716 to reserve a seat. More workshops are scheduled in other counties. HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products.

PASSAGES helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to empower them to remain confident in their ability to sustain and enjoy independent lives. For more information about PASSAGES services go to


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