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Medicare open enrollment begins Monday

The Medicare open enrollment period begins Monday and ends Dec. 7. Coverage selected during this time becomes effective as of Jan. 1.

Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to select a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in which to enroll, replace an existing plan and compare existing coverage to other plans.

To research prescription drug and health plans for 2013, go to http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan. For guidance during the open enrollment period, go to http://www.aarpmedicareplans.com.

Lyon County Human Services staff and State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselors are available to assist the process. To schedule an appointment, contact your local senior center manager. Lisa Young of Dayton Senior Center can be reached at 775-246-6210; Debby Stevens of Fernley Senior Center can be reached at 775-575-3370 and Rod Sanchez of Silver Springs Senior Center can be reached at 775-577-5009.

For more information, call 775-577-5009 ext. 15.