Heartland RSVP helps seniors sign up for Medicare Part D

A local non-profit is helping seniors sign up for the Medicare Part D Program.

Volunteers at Heartland RSVP have been busy since October, reviewing and comparing different medical plans for seniors in the Kirksville area.

90% of those who have had their current plans reviewed have switched due to premium and co-pay increases for the upcoming year.

By changing and finding the plan that fits them best, people have been able to save an average of $500 a year.

"It does save a lot of people money throughout the course of a year. It's amazing, because just because your plan covers your insulin this year does not mean it will cover the insulin this upcoming year," said Pat Selby, Director at Heartland RSVP.

Friday is the last day to have plans reviewed and compared by Heartland RSVP volunteers.