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Barrow to sponsor Medicare sessions
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U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will sponsor Medicare Part D open enrollment workshops in Savannah on Nov. 15 and in Statesboro on Nov. 29.
Anyone who is enrolled in Medicare Part D or who wants to enroll in the program must sign up or make changes during the open enrollment period that begins Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 31. During this time, people with Medicare can add, drop, or change their prescription drug coverage. They can also select a health plan for their 2011 coverage.  
Constituents are encouraged to bring their prescription medications with them to the workshops.
“Folks with Medicare need to know that their drug plans can change from year to year,” Barrow said. “Their needs may have changed, too. This is the time to pick a plan that suits them best, but this can be a confusing process. I hope folks will come to these workshops and make sure that the drug plans they have chosen are still the ones that work best for them.”
Anyone eligible for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is encouraged to attend these workshops. Staff from Georgia Cares, a program of the Georgia Department of Human Resources and Division of Aging Services and Area Agencies on Aging, will be on hand to answer questions.
To find out more about Medicare Part D, Medicare participants can contact the Medicare offices at 1-800-MEDICARE or visit or contact Georgia Cares at 1-800-669-8387 to find a plan that best suits their needs. Anyone with questions about the training workshop schedule should call Barrow’s office at 1-866-890-6236.
The Medicare Part D Workshops will be held at the following locations and times:
Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Moses Jackson Senior Center
1410 Richards St.
Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jones Love Cultural Center
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.