Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

We are fast approaching the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15th through December 7th) to review your options for 2021.  As you can imagine, COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges to the ways that SHIIP has traditionally offered counseling to Medicare beneficiaries.  The Dept. of Insurance and Yancey Cooperative Extension understand that these are trying times and your safety and comfort level is of the highest concern.  We are offering telephone appointments and email appointments as well as in-person appointments.  SHIIP counselors are not licensed insurance agents and do not sell or endorse any product, plan or company.  We show everything that is available and the beneficiary makes their own decisions.  For more information and to make an appointment, please call Vivian Hollifield at 828-682-6186 or email at