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Free Medicare Assistance During Open Enrollment

Burlington County College (BCC) can help Medicare recipients and caregivers understand the 2014 Medicare changes, savings and the new wellness program as enrollment for 2014 opens tomorrow – Tuesday, Oct. 15.

“Making the right healthcare decisions can be overwhelming, but we can help,” said Karen Bennett, Director of BCC’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Burlington County (RSVP). “We have a number of dedicated volunteers who can provide helpful information and assist you in navigating through the enrollment process.”

RSVP operates the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offering free Medicare assistance to Burlington County residents.

The office has scheduled two free seminars to assist residents during open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7:

·         FREE Medicare Educational Presentation: 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 6, Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton. For more information, email kbennett@bcc.edu or call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1494.

·         FREE Medicare Counseling Sessions: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, Room 220 of Burlington County College’s Willingboro Center, 200 Campbell Drive, Suite 210, Willingboro. Appointments are required. Ensure your free session by calling (609) 894-9311, ext. 1494 by Nov. 8. For more information, email rsvpoff@bcc.edu or call (609) 984-9311, ext. 1494.

RSVP offers anyone ages 55 and over challenging, rewarding and significant service opportunities in Burlington County. RSVP partners with area nonprofit agencies to positively impact community needs and works to match a person’s experience, interests and talents with available volunteer opportunities.

For more information about RSVP or its SHIP services, visit http://staff.bcc.edu/rsvp/.