Learn more about health reform and Medicare:

 Need help with Medicare decisions for 2013? Medicare’s annual election period runs Oct 15 – Dec 7:

  • Face-to-face counseling: The State Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) has coordinating sites in every county of North Carolina, find your county’s site here.
  • Medicare insurance counseling over the telephone: NC SHIIP at 800-443-935 or 1-800-MEDICARE.
  • Comparing Medicare D drug plans via the web: www.medicare.gov; Senior PharmAssist has helpful tips online, but that’s only for residents of Durham County

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Rose Hoban

Rose Hoban is the founder and editor of NC Health News, as well as being the state government reporter. Hoban has been a registered nurse since 1992, but transitioned to journalism after earning degrees...