To be eligible for Medicare health insurance plans, you must be 65, or have certain disabilities, and be a US resident or a legal citizen for at least 5 years.
Open enrollment for Medicare is earlier this year.
Changes to current plans can be made between October 15th and December 7th. Medicare beneficiaries who want to choose a different provider or plan can do so between this time period without penalty, though changes are not required.
Locally, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 is helping those in Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties with Medicare or open enrollment. For more information, call 1-800-582-7277.