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Deputy Director Kuhl reminds Hunterdon County residents about Medicare open enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through December 7

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County Commissioner Deputy Director Jeff Kuhl, and liaison to the Department of Human Services recently reminded Hunterdon County residents that Medicare Open Enrollment is currently open and runs through Dec.7.

“Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from October 15th through December 7th. Each year, Medicare health and drug plans make changes to things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15th to December 7th is the time when Medicare eligible residents can make needed change their Medicare health and prescription plans for the upcoming year, to better meet their needs,” Kuhl said.

The Hunterdon County Senior Center has SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) trained counselors who can help residents with Medicare-related questions and concerns. These volunteers are available at no cost to the public and can assist with enrollment changes. Counselors can help participants verify if a plan covers specific medicines, works with their pharmacy, and if the plan adequately covers the medical services they may need.

“Each year plans change with respect to cost and coverage. Using the free, SHIP counselor is a great opportunity to select an appropriate medical plan as well as enroll in prescription drug coverage if you don’t already have prescription coverage,” Kuhl said.

The Senior Center started taking appointments on Monday, Sept, 18, for residents to meet with SHIP counselors. Interested parties can call 908-788-1359 to make an appointment for a consultation with a SHIP counselor.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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