​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Medicare’s 2017 Open Enrollment period is October 15 – December 7. On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, trained SHIP representatives will present objective information about upcoming changes to next year’s plans. Please register in advance.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) of Union County is a national statewide program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior Affairs, with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SAGE is the sponsoring organization for the program in Union County.

All programs are free and open to interested members of the public. For more information or to register for this program, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.