October 15th through December 7th is the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans. We suggest that you compare your current plan with the plans available for 2017 to make sure that your coverage continues to meet your needs. Each year the insurance companies may change their monthly premiums, copays, deductibles, and formularies (list of drugs covered by the plan). Our Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) team will help you compare plans to determine if switching companies would save you money on your prescriptions. If you change your plan during the open enrollment period, your new plan will take effect January 1st, 2017. SHIIP counselors are available to assist you.