Medicare annual open enrollment period is approaching

Open enrollment takes place Oct. 15-Dec. 7

The Medicare annual open enrollment period begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. During this period, Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare Advantage plan or their Stand Alone Prescription Drug plan.

APPRISE Counselors can help them find the best plan to meet their individual needs and help them save money. The APPRISE Program is a free, unbiased Medicare counseling program, sponsored in part by the Bucks County Commissioners, the Area Agency on Aging and the PA Department of Aging. APPRISE Counselors have appointments available at public locations throughout Bucks County.

Call the Area Agency on Aging at 267-880-5700 to schedule a one-hour, individualized appointment. You can also attend a 20-minute appointment during an open enrollment event at a local senior center. Call your local senior center for details.