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October 13, 2016

Attention Indian Country: Open enrollment for the Medicare program starts October 15th and closes December 7th!

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year; costs, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in network. October 15th to December 7th is the time when you can change your Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year!

You may qualify for Medicare if:

  • You are 65 or Older
  • Under 65 but disabled as determined by the Social Security Administration
  • Any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD); permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.

For more information about the Medicare programs and coverage, visit your local Indian Health Care Provider. Or, visit the Social Security office at www.socialsecurity.gov, call at 1-800-7772-1213.

Furthermore, in partnership with the Indian Health Service, the National Indian Health Board is releasing new content; The Enrollment Assistor Toolkit. This toolkit will help Enrollment Assistors with their work across Indian Country of educating and enrolling Tribal members into health coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.