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Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to enroll in a drug plan, review their health care and drug coverage, and make changes. The Stanislaus County HICAP is hosting Medicare Advantage forums this October at local senior centers so Medicare recipients can learn about the changes coming for 2016 premiums and benefits offered by the plans.
Medicare Advantage Plan Forums:
• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill Ave., Turlock
• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Gladys Lemons Center, 450 East A St., Oakdale
• 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 22, Modesto Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Ave., Modesto
• 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28, Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson
HICAP is part of the nation-wide State Health Insurance Assistance Program. For more information, call (209) 558-4540.