As national health care policies change with the new year, AARP recommends seniors check their status and find the best plan. There may be a more affordable combination of benefits. Jerry Cohen with AARP Oregon says changes in policy can lead to confusion, but more information is available now than ever before to help seniors decide which plan is best. Children of seniors on Medicare are encouraged to talk over plans with their parents. Trained volunteers with SHIBA, Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance are available to help. The fall Medicare Open Enrollment period ends Friday.