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Evaluating Your Medicare Benefits


Have you been waiting to make changes to your Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plan? The long-awaited official period of change is here.

The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), the specific period to make changes to your Medicare plan, runs through Dec. 7, 2016. ElderSource has a program through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to help seniors understand their options and make the best choice for them: SHINE – Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Specially trained SHINE volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers understand their health care options by offering free, unbiased and confidential information and counseling concerning Medicare. They encourage beneficiaries to review their benefits and evaluate their health care options each year.

To receive help from a SHINE counselor, schedule an appointment or attend enrollment events in your community, call 800.96.ELDER (800.963.5337). For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit

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