Medicare Open Enrollment Period: October 15 thru December 7

Each year you are encouraged to review your Medicare Advantage and Medicare Drug Plans. If you find a less expensive plan, you can change at this time. Trained Medicare volunteers from CLAIM will be available to help you make the best decision.


  • Northland Shepherd's Center: to make an appointment with a CLAIM volunteer, call 816-452-4536.
  • Kearney Firehouse: Wednesday, October 23, 10 am to 2 pm. Call 1-800-390-3330 to make an appointment.
  • Liberty Silver Center: every Friday beginning October 11, from 9 am til noon. Call Silver Center Coordinator Brigitte Thomas to make an appointment at 816-439-4368.



My Medicare Matters is an interactive website that helps older adults choose the best Medicare plan for them. (You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE or 1 (800) 633-4227.)

Benefits Check-up screens older adults for eligibility for public benefits programs, including Medicare's Extra Help for prescription costs.

Missouri CLAIM provides free, confidential, unbiased health insurance counseling to Missouri Medicare enrollees.
You can call 1 (800) 390-3330 or visit

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that helps people understand their Medicare benefits.