How Ohioans can get Medicare sign-up help

If you’re trying to sort through your options for Medicare, a state program offers free help choosing your best option.

The Ohio Department of Insurance provides Medicare beneficiaries with free health insurance information and one-on-one counseling through a program called the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program.

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You can call the program hotline at 1-800-686-1578. The program has hotline experts and trained volunteers to help consumers with Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage options, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance matters.

The program also has fact sheets online about what you need to know.

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Can’t make an event in person? You can attend a Medicare Open Enrollment webinar. Click on a date to register:

ExploreOct. 23 10 a.m.
ExploreNov. 7 10 a.m.
ExploreNov. 20 10 a.m.
ExploreDec. 3 2 p.m.

New to Medicare? You can also attend a Welcome to Medicare webinar. Click on a date to register:

ExploreOct. 11 4 p.m.
ExploreNov. 7 6 p.m.
ExploreDec. 17 4 p.m.

Finally, you can also attend an event near you to learn about recent changes to Medicare and get tips on how to enroll. The full schedule of events is online.

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