Oct 27

Medicare enrollment event set for Nov. 9 at Butler Senior Center

Date: October 27, 2015 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will offer Medicare enrollment help at the Butler Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Trained staff members will offer free, one-on-one unbiased help to people with Part D comparisons and answer other questions during the event at the center, 611 W. Mill St. Call Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826 to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted as time permits. Enrollees should bring their Medicare numbers and a list of current prescriptions.
Care Connection is partnering with CLAIM, Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, to provide this service to all people who have Medicare coverage. Our options counselors can provide people with a customized list of all their Medicare options for the 2016 plan year.
“The open enrollment time offers you the chance to review and reevaluate your coverage and the companies you choose, even if you are satisfied with your plan right now,” said Rona McNally, Director of Special Projects for Care Connection for Aging Services. “It’s a good idea to do this annually because your health needs, your prescriptions and the coverage a company provides all may change from year to year.”
Open enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7, is when all people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for next year. If you switch, the new plan will begin Jan. 1. If you stay with the same plan, any changes to coverage, benefits, or costs will begin Jan. 1.
Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit agency serving 13 counties in West Central Missouri – including Bates. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.