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Medicare Open Enrollment Center

What is Medicare?
Medicare(the red, white and blue card) is a federal insurance program for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease. Original Medicare typically covers about 80% of your out-of-pocket medical costs.

The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period runs every year from October 15 to December 7, for plans starting January 1. See plans and enroll at

If you, or someone you know, needs assistance navigating your Medicare coverage, or will soon be starting Medicare coverage and have questions, please contact CCHCC’s Community Health Workers at (217) 352-6533.

For more information:

Watch CCHCC’s video presentation with PowerPoint What you need to know for Medicare Open Enrollment

View CCHCC’s PowerPoint presentation (without narration) on Medicare Open Enrollment (Updated for 2024)


Guide for Choosing Medicare Plan

Intro To Medicare

Your Medicare Choices

Medicare Savings Program (financial assistance for Part B premiums)

Extra Help to Save on Drug Costs

En Español

Medicare: Lo Que Necesita Saber

Planes de Medicare Advantage y Póliza de Suplemento/Medigap

Programa de ahorros de Medicare

Programa de ayuda adicional para ahorrar en costas de medicamentos

Local Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Sites
SHIP sites provide free health benefits counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The goal is to educate, counsel, and empower people to make informed Health Care decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. Illinois’ SHIP program is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging. There are five local SHIP sites in the Champaign-Urbana area including CCHCC.

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
(217) 328-3313

CRIS Senior Services
(217) 355-1543

Family Service Senior Resource Center
(217) 352-5100

OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center
(217) 337-2778