Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins Saturday, Oct. 15 and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 7. During this time, adults aged 65 and older can reevaluate their coverage — whether it’s Original Medicare with supplemental drug coverage or Medicare Advantage.  

The Georgia State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is here to help you make an informed decision. Individuals with Medicare can receive health and drug plan comparisons to lower costs or find extra benefits.  

Every year, it pays to compare plans. 

Now is the time to consider your options. 

This is your chance to look at your Medicare plan choices for the year ahead, like prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage, and supplemental (Medigap) plans. 

Plans change, so can your health needs. 

Medicare plans change each year. Don’t assume your current coverage is still your best choice. Review your current plan, costs, and health needs, then see how other plan options compare. 

It’s worth a look. 

You may find better coverage, extra benefits, or reduced costs. It’s worth taking the time to explore your options while you can. 

Ready to compare? Use the Medicare Plan Finder at The Plan Finder tool includes: 

• Personalized search 

• More information about extra plan benefits 

• Improved comparison of coverage options 

• Simpler drug list built from prescriptions you filled 

Prefer to talk it over? Call 1-866-552-4464 (option 4) 

Our call center has certified Medicare counselors available to help you select health and drug plans Mon – Fri, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  

Georgia SHIP is administered through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. Visit to learn more.