From October 15th through December 7th, people who are on Medicare and enrolled in Medicare Part D, can choose to switch plans. If you need assistance with this process or simply have questions, you may contact

Leslie Schulz or Kiley Wohlers at Providence Medical Centers Social Service Department at 402-375-7938.

“This open enrollment period gives Medicare patients a chance to review their current drug plan or advantage plans and determine if that is the best plan for the upcoming year,” says PMC Social  Service Director, Leslie Schulz.

“If you know of someone that could benefit from this service, please contact us to assist them,” said Schulz. “We have received our SHIIP certification (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) so we can do the compare and also sign people up with the plan of his/her choice. We are not soliciting insurance but simply giving patients the facts and letting them decide the plan that they feel is right for them.”

Again, contact Leslie Schulz or Kiley Wohlers at Providence Medical Center, 1200 Providence Road, Wayne, NE 402-375-7938 if you have any questions or are in need of assistance.

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