Open enrollment for health insurance and Medicare supplement runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 this year, and Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) classes and one-on-one counseling sessions will be available to help current and future Medicare recipients. SHIBA offers free, un-biased, confidential aid.

Supplement policies need an annual review as they change in cost and coverage every year. To receive the best assistance, participants should be ready to provide a list of current medications.

l Washington residents can call (800) 562-6900 or visit www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba for more information.

l Idaho residents can call (800) 247-4422 to or visit doi.idaho.gov/shiba for more information.

l An open enrollment overview can be found at https://www.medicare.gov/blog/medicare-enrollment-period-2020.

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