MEDICARE PART D - OPEN ENROLLMENT Now onto a very important subject. Please mark your calendars for November 15th. That is when open enrollment begins for Medicare Part D. During this open enrollment, nearly 40 million people, who are eligible for Medicare, can select their health coverage for the upcoming year.
To help you with questions, KHQ is opening it's Help Center on Friday, November 14th, during the evening newscasts. Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, which manages SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will be manning the phones.
2. End of Life Care: It is a hard subject to address but at some point we all need to talk about end of life care issues. How do seniors often address those issues? This is new research on the subject. Click here to read the entire article.
It is also that time of year when you need to take inventory of how efficient your home is. Are the windows insulated? Is your furnace running properly? Avista has a page dedicated to that information. There are special sections you can click for information -- including help if you find it difficult paying your utility bill. Here is the link to the Avista Cares page. While you are on that page visit the videos to make sure your home is well insulated and you stay comfortable and safe this winter.
Contest Alerts Finallly, we want to remind you about a few contests happening on KHQ.com
1. Contest A Day. KHQ.com has teamed up with local businesses to help save you money and shop locally. So each day we are announcing a new contest. You have the entire day to enter to win. The winner is announced the next day. Here is the link to Contest A Day.