Medicare Help Page

Welcome to the Medicare Help Page! 

This page is designed to provide guidance and resources for Medicare and Medicare related topics.

The Medicare Parts C and D Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15th to December 7th every year.

Medicare Part C are Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Part D are prescription drug plans.

        For an introduction to Medicare, follow the link to the:  Medicare basics information sheet


The Bayfield County Elder Benefits Specialist, Marianne Johnson will be offering “Medicare 101” presentations for those who are approaching age 65 or who will soon be on Medicare.  These presentations will introduce attendees to the basics of Medicare, as well as give you the information you need to know before making decisions about enrolling in Medicare.  Information provided will help you understand what Medicare options would best suit your needs. Follow this link for more information and schedule:

             Medicare 101 Virtual Informational Meetings in 2023

BEWARE of covid-19 fraud

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-10 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Please read this Fraud Alert for more information, and to see what Medicare covers related to the coronavirus:

COVID-19 Fraud Alert


A six-part "Welcome to Medicare" video series is now available to view on the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) website. Session topics include: enrollment in Medicare; Medicare basics; original Medicare and Medigap insurance; Medicare Advantage plans and other types of coverage; Medicare Part D, SeniorCare and the annual open enrollment period; and help for people with limited incomes (fraud prevention, review, and resources). Follow the link below to view the Medicare videos:

Medicare Video Series from GWAAR