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Posted on: October 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Medicare Open Enrollment

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Medicare Open Enrollment is Underway   

October 15, 2019 – December 7, 2019


      Medicare beneficiaries will have the chance to get personalized help from APPRISE Medicare counselors at numerous locations during the Open Enrollment Period this year.  A list of locations and dates is provided at the end of this article. 


     Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Drug Plans are allowed to change the amounts of their plan deductibles, co-pays, and total out-of-pocket expenses, as well as drug formularies each year, and that’s why Medicare strongly recommends that beneficiaries compare their current plan against other plans available for 2020.  Changes made during the Annual Enrollment Period will go into effect on January 1, 2020.


      APPRISE Counselors offer impartial assistance to Medicare beneficiaries so they can receive the most comprehensive healthcare and prescription coverage possible at the best price possible.  They also screen beneficiaries to determine eligibility for several benefit programs that can help with the costs of Medicare and prescription coverage.


     If you are already in a Medicare Advantage Plan or a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, you can make an appointment to meet with an APPRISE counselor during the Open Enrollment Period by contacting Lancaster County Office of Aging, 299-7979 or 1-800-801-3070.  You can also email the agency at .  (If you are a new Medicare beneficiary, and would like to meet with a counselor for an introduction to Medicare and to enroll in secondary coverage or a Prescription Drug Plan, you will be scheduled during a time other than one of the Open Enrollment Period appointments.)

     If you are unable to come to one of the following locations to have a plan comparison done, please call the APPRISE program about having a comparison completed by an alternative method.

Annual Enrollment Period Appointments – Locations and Dates

Adamstown Library, 3000 N. Reading Rd., Adamstown

Wednesday, November 20th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm


Denver Borough Hall, 501 Main Street, Denver                                                                                                        Friday, October 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown

Thursday, November 7th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Keystone Villa at Ephrata, 100 N. State St., Ephrata

Friday, November 22nd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lancaster County Office of Aging, 150 N. Queen St., Suite 415, Lancaster                                               Thursday, October 17th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, October 21st, and Thursday, October 24th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 31st, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, November 4th, and Thursday, November 7th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 14th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, November 18th, and Thursday, November 21st from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, November 25th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, December 2nd, and Thursday, December 5th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Lancaster Recreation Center (LRC) Senior Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster

Monday, October 21st, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Rd., Lititz

Friday, October 25th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 8th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 27th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Manheim Township Library, 595 Granite Run Rd., Lancaster

Wednesday, October 23rd, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 6th, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 19th, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Milanof-Schock Library - 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mt. Joy                                                                   

Tuesday, October 22nd, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Millersville Senior Center, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 222 N. George St. Millersville

Monday, November 18th, 9 am – 1 pm

Next Gen Senior Center, 184 S. Lime St., Quarryville

Thursday, October 17th, 9 am – 1 pm

Quarryville Public Library, 357 Buck Rd., Quarryville

Wednesday, November 13th, 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

     The Lancaster APPRISE program is administered through Lancaster County Office of Aging and is a local affiliate of APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) in Pennsylvania.  54 SHIPs in the US and its territories receive grant funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one, counseling sessions, presentations, and public education programs.

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