Oct 27

Medicare enrollment events set for Cedar County

Date: October 27, 2015 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will offer Medicare enrollment help in Cedar County in November.
Trained staff members will offer free, one-on-one unbiased help to people with Part D comparisons and answer other questions at these events:
Korth Senior Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24. Call 417-276-5306 for an appointment.
El Dorado Springs Senior Center, 604 S. Forrest, El Dorado Springs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23. Call 417-876-5574 for an appointment.
Cedar County Library, 808 S. Main St., El Dorado Springs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Call 1-800-748-7826 for an 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 Cedar. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.