BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Time to sign up for Medicare is coming to a close next week to those who are eligible for the benefit in Idaho.

The Idaho Department of Insurance reminds seniors the open enrollment ends on December 7. Help is available from the IDI Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisers (SHIBA) program.

“SHIBA offers free, unbiased information, counseling, and assistance regarding Medicare,” says Department Director Dean Cameron. “Consumers who are looking for a specific plan recommendation should contact a licensed insurance agent.”

One-on-one counseling is available by calling the Idaho Department of Insurance at 800-247-4422 or visiting the Department website.