Medicare: Free help available locally

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By Christina Knoell
Special to The SUN

Medicare is complicated. It is important that you know your rights, options, deadlines, possible penalties and where to find the information you need.

Did you know that assistance is available in Pagosa Springs through the nationwide State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)? Trained and certified Medicare counselors are available by appointment to guide you when dealing with Medicare enrollment, questions and problems.

Medicare help has been available in Archuleta County at the Senior Center for more than 12 years. The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the sponsoring agency for free Medicare counseling services at the Senior Center (in the Community Center).

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