Discover ways to reduce your Medicare costs and maximize benefits during the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Changes in Medicare health and drug plans occur annually, affecting cost, coverage, providers, and pharmacies. Your health needs and medications also may have changed. Gain insights from an unbiased source on optimizing your Medicare benefits. Even if you’re satisfied with your current coverage, it’s beneficial to compare plans with a SHIP counselor before the enrollment period ends.

Kris Winterowd is the NE Regional Coordinator for the State of New Mexico’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). She has a master’s degree in education as well as extensive training from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). SHIP is part of the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, and offers free, unbiased, expert information and assistance.