CRANSTON — The annual Medicare open enrollment period in Rhode Island has started and will run through Dec. 7.

Medicare-eligible Rhode Islanders can sign up for coverage or make changes to their existing plan and/or Part D coverage. Due to COVID-19 and related safety measures, the Office of Healthy Aging and its partnering agencies are offering free, virtual and phone-based counseling and application assistance during open enrollment.

The state’s open enrollment period is coordinated by the Office of Healthy Aging’s State Health Information Program. Through a network of community partners and volunteers, the program provides free coaching on Medicare benefits and services to older Rhode Islanders, adults living with disabilities and their families throughout the year.

To schedule an appointment with an enrollment specialist, call 401-462-4444. For more information, call 888-884-8721 or visit

— Sun staff

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