SC Appalachian Council of Governments

Serving 6 Counties and 42 Municipalities since 1965
• Anderson • Cherokee • Greenville • Oconee • Pickens • Spartanburg •

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(864) 242-9733

Annual Enrollment Period Medicare Prescription Drug Program

October 15 - December 7

Medicare beneficiaries can switch to a new Medicare drug plan October 15th through December 7th each year, and the coverage will start January 1, 2014. Once enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, consumers are generally enrolled for a calendar year.

Individuals on our staff serve as Medicare State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors and assist consumers by providing up-to-date information on Medicare, supplements and health insurance to consumers.   Information and application assistance on Medicare Prescription Programs and Medicare Savings Programs are also provided.  


It is important to point out that Medicare SHIP counselors assist consumers and are not affiliated with any insurance product. For assistance in comparing plans, individuals may contact the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging at 864-242-9733 or 800-434-4036 (toll free) for assistance during the annual enrollment period.