Volume 13, Issue 11
  November 2022


Our monthly newsletter addresses consumer insurance topics as well as timely information on issues affecting senior citizens in Louisiana.


To find out if Consumer Advocacy will be in your area or to request a speaker for your organization, call 225- 219-0619 or send an email to: [email protected].

2023 Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

The open enrollment period for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins November 1. During this time, families and individuals are advised to review available plans and determine which works best for their lifestyle and budget.  If you are unable to apply within the open enrollment period, you can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to life changes such as losing another coverage, marriage, or having a baby.  

Health coverage will begin January 1 for individuals who choose a plan by December 15, 2022. A licensed agent can help you with the purchase of a policy. The open enrollment period ends January 15, 2023.



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Quick Facts: Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is underway and ends December 7. Navigating the process can be difficult. The Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available for face-to-face and virtual counseling. Here are quick tips:

Avoid rushing. There are no discounts or special offers for signing up right away. Ask questions and request a company’s information to confirm they’re licensed in Louisiana.

Review your options. Make sure your doctors and hospitals are in a plan’s network.

Protect your personal information. Click on internet ads and messages from verified sources, such as government websites, to ensure your information is safe. Medicare and Social Security will never call or text you to offer health plans. 

You can receive the most up to date Medicare information from the LDI delivered right to your inbox. Click here to subscribe.


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Did You Know?

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is a resource dedicated to educating and assisting consumers with their insurance policies. A major function of the Department is to make sure you get the insurance coverage you are paying for. The Department of Insurance can help you verify information about an insurance company or producer. You can also contact the Department when you have a problem or question you can’t resolve with an insurance producer or company.

Click here to watch a video to learn more about the Department.


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A Final Note

Our Division of Diversity and Opportunity would like to thank agents who attended the Business Building Blocks Workshop. The virtual event was held October 19. If you would like more information on upcoming events, contact us at 225-219-4344.


Upcoming Events

2023 Medicare Update

Date: Nov. 3, 2022
Time:10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Location: LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic
180 Ninth St., Jena, LA

Beauregard Parish Council on Aging

Date: Nov. 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Beauregard Parish Fair Exhibit Hall
506 West Dr., DeRidder, LA


Connections for Independent Living

Date: Nov. 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Robicheaux Recreation Center
1919 Eraste Landry Road, Lafayette, LA


Pointe Coupee Council On Aging

Date: Nov. 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: New Roads Senior Center
2202 False River Dr., New Roads, LA


Pointe Coupee Council on Aging

Date: Nov. 15, 2022
Time:10:00 a.m.
Location: Lakeland Senior Center
128 Hwy. 416
Lakeland, LA


Webster Parish Council on Aging

Date: Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 1482 Sheppard St.
Minden, LA


Pointe Coupee Parish Council on Aging

Date: Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Morganza Senior Center
752A South LA. Hwy. 3050
Morganza, LA


Pointe Coupee Parish Council on Aging

Date: Nov. 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Innis Senior Center
6444 LA Hwy. 1
Innis, LA



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(225) 219-0619 or (800) 259-5300

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Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9214
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