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During the Annual Coordinated Election Period, which runs from October 15th through December 7th, people with Medicare can change their choice of health coverage (whether they receive that coverage through a private Medicare Advantage plan or traditional Medicare), and add, drop or change Medicare Part D drug coverage.

For more information and to get help reviewing coverage options:

  • Visit to see plan coverage and costs available in various geographic areas, and to enroll in a new plan or make a change.  Open Enrollment information is available in Spanish.
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for around-the-clock assistance to find out more about coverage options.  TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.  Multilingual counseling is available.
  • Review the 2014 Medicare & You handbook.  It is accessible online at, and it has been mailed to the homes of people with Medicare.
  • Get one-on-one counseling assistance from the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).  Local SHIP contact information can be found:

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