(Area Agency on Aging District 7) -- Are you a Medicare beneficiary? Want to find out more information about how the Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period can work for you? Want to stay informed and healthy and save money?
If so, there's Medicare informational presentations and counseling events that will be available this fall in Pike County.
These free events are made possible by the Ohio Department of Insurance’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), which travels the state each fall to help Ohioans, family members and caregivers understand the different Medicare coverage options and available financial assistance.
Medicare’s Annual Coordinated Election Period starts October 15th and ends December 7th. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can evaluate their current coverage and make the determination on whether they should switch to a plan that will better support their needs.
Those on Medicare are strongly encouraged to attend a session, which will provide helpful information and assistance. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) can also help you throughout the year to answer any questions you might have concerning your Medicare coverage, specifically with help surrounding the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Low Income Subsidy “Extra Help” Program and the Medicare Savings Program (assistance with Part B premium).
The helpful upcoming event is Monday, October 30th, starting at 10am at the Bristol Village Activity Center, at 660 E. 5th Street in Waverly.
This is a counseling event by appointment only. To schedule a time, call Kristy Bowman with the Area Agency on Aging District 7 at 1-800-582-7277, extension 250.
If you would like to learn more about these programs and whether or not you are eligible to receive discounts on your prescription drugs, please call the office at 1-800-582-7277 and ask for extension 250.