For those currently on Medicare Part D plans who choose to make no changes or miss the Dec. 7 deadline, the benefits selected for 2017 automatically will be selected for 2018. Plans become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Individuals eligible for Medicare Part D are invited to free enrollment assistance sessions presented by Lake Regional Pharmacy and Missouri CLAIM.

Anyone who has Medicare Part A or Part B is eligible for assistance with prescriptions under Medicare. Eligible individuals can add, drop or change prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D, beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

For those currently on Medicare Part D plans who choose to make no changes or miss the Dec. 7 deadline, the benefits selected for 2017 automatically will be selected for 2018. Plans become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Lake Regional pharmacists will offer advice about Medicare Part D plans in the following enrollment assistance sessions, each of which will run from8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants should bring their medication lists and Medicare cards with them. Appointments are required.

Camdenton Pharmacy, 1930 N. Business Route 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 15. Call 573-346-2300 for an appointment.

Eldon Pharmacy, 416 S. Maple, Suite B – Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 28. Call 573-557-2231 for an appointment.

Laurie Pharmacy, 156 Missouri Blvd. – Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 14. Call 573-374-7522 for an appointment.

Lake Ozark Pharmacy, 1870 Bagnell Dam Blvd. – Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. Call 573-964-6200 for an appointment.

Osage Beach Pharmacy, 1057 Medical Park Drive – Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 5. Call 573-302-2700 for an appointment.

For more information about these assistance sessions, visit www.lakeregional.com/events and choose “Medicare” under Topics.