To help educate Hoosiers about Medicare’s upcoming Part D Drug and Advantage Plan annual Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), the State Health Insurance Assistance Program will present five virtual Medicare events on Facebook in October.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and ask questions during each SHIP Facebook live event. All sessions will start at 10 a.m. Registration is not needed. To connect with SHIP on Facebook go to

Fore those who are unable to view these sessions live, they can watch them on Indiana SHIP’s Facebook page at their convenience. They are also available on Indiana SHIP’s YouTube Channel.

October Facebook Live events include the following topics:

• Monday — A look inside the Plan Finder Tool

Oct. 11 — How SHIP can help during Medicare’s open enrollment period

Oct. 13 — Medicare Part D costs and coverage details for 2022

Oct. 18 — A live look inside a SHIP counseling appointment

Oct. 25 — Extra Help to lower Medicare Part D drug costs

SHIP is a free and impartial Medicare information, education and counseling program provided by the Indiana Department of Insurance. For more information about Medicare or to get help resolving Medicare problems, contact SHIP by phone at 800-452-4800 (866-846-0139 TDD) during normal business hours to connect with SHIP’s Help Center or go online at

Find SHIP on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

John Williams is a Medicare Specialist with State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Hoosiers can get answers to Medicare questions by calling SHIP at 800-452-4800 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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