Alexandrians Can Take Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

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Alexandrians Can Take Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment Period

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2016

Now through Dec. 7 is Medicare Open Enrollment for eligible adults in Alexandria. During this period, individuals can make changes to their Medicare prescription drug plan also known as Medicare Part D, as well as change from a Medicare advantage plan back to original Medicare and sign up for Medicare Part D.

Everyone with a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan should review their coverage for changes in their premium, medication costs, drug coverage and annual deductible.

Open Enrollment is also a good time to check Medicare Summary Notices and the Part D explanations of benefits to help prevent Medicare fraud and abuse.

There are three ways to take part in Medicare Open Enrollment:

  • Self-Check-up (Do It Yourself)
  • Assistance by Mail
  • Attend an Enrollment Event – Remaining enrollment events:Nov. 15 – Burke Library,
    Nov. 29 - Ladrey Highrise(residents only)

The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) is part of a nationwide network of health insurance assistance programs that provides free, individual insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers.

VICAP, for City of Alexandria residents, is now based in the Department of Community and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

For more information about Medicare Open Enrollment, visit To attend an enrollment event or meet with a VICAP counselor, call 703.746.5999 or email

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email Maurice Tomdio at or call 571.384.5244.