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For Fulton residents, Medicare coverage doesn't have to be confusing, according to officials from a state-funded agency.

Cindy Carr, regional liaison for CLAIM of Central Missouri, said her organization specializes in educating Medicare users. She was at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton meeting with interested folks.

"Medicare is very confusing," she said. "We get questions early on what the different plans are and what people need to sign up for."

Carr said CLAIM is a state-funded nonprofit organization focused on providing unbiased consulting to those with questions concerning everything Medicare. Organization members were at the library Friday helping people during open enrollment.

"We're here to help people check their prescription drug perks because it's open enrollment time for Medicare," she said. "We've had five or six people. It's been a little slow, but this is our first year here."

The organization hasn't had a presence in Fulton for a few years, Carr said. The return to Fulton is meaningful on a personal level, as well, she said.

"We had some people in Fulton before," she said. "We're trying to get back in the area. We're glad to be back in Fulton. I'm originally from Auxvasse, so I'm coming back to Callaway County."

For those with questions about Medicare, Carr said they should simply call and talk to a counselor.

"They can call us," she said. "One of our counselors can give them a call and ask any questions they have."

For more information, visit missouriclaim.org or call 1-800-390-3330.

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