The open enrollment period for Medicare has begun. Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare users looking to make changes to their coverage can compare plans and adjust to better meet their current circumstances. Online tools to compare plans are available at medicare.gov, but DRCOG provides personal advice to residents of Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. SHIP staff provide free and unbiased in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. Find out more here.