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News Releases

  December 1, 2017 -- Changes to Medicare Part A and B for 2018

RALEIGH -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the changes to Medicare Parts A and B for 2018. Each year, Medicare costs are reexamined to determine if changes need to be made to deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums...

  November 6, 2017 -- Compare Medicare Plans by December 7th

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the staff of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries the Medicare Open Enrollment Period is underway and the deadline for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans is Dec. 7th...

  October 20, 2017 -- Medicare open enrollment now underway and runs until December 7

RALEIGH -- The Medicare enrollment period is now open and runs for the next seven weeks. Each year during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to compare and evaluate...

  August 17, 2017 -- Getting the Most From Your Medicare Benefits

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are pleased to announce a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.