Care Connection announces its schedule for Medicare open enrollment assistance

Date: October 10, 2017 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will offer Medicare Part D prescription and Advantage plan enrollment assistance in its 13-county service area during open enrollment – Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. (See the full schedule below.)
Trained staff members will perform free, one-on-one Part D comparisons and answer questions during the enrollment counseling sessions. For more information or an appointment, call 1-800-748-7826. Enrollees should bring their Medicare cards 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. Medicare counselors can provide people with a customized list of all their Medicare options for the 2018 plan year.
“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,” said Rona McNally, Care Connection Director of Special Projects. “The open enrollment time offers you the chance to review your coverage and the companies you choose, even if you like your current plan.”
During last year’s enrollment, Care Connection counselors were able to save participants a combined $357,000 in prescription costs.
Open enrollment is when 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, Lafayette, Hickory, Cedar, St. Clair, Vernon, Johnson, Pettis, Henry, Benton, Carroll, Chariton and Saline. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.
Here is a list by center of the days and times available for open enrollment counseling sessions. All are by appointment (available by calling 1-800-748-7826) with walk-ins accepted time permitting:
• Butler Senior Center, 611 W. Mills St., Butler: Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Nov. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Cole Camp Senior Center, 206 W. Junge St., Cole Camp: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Warsaw Senior Center/Harbor Village, 17571 N. Dam Access Road, Warsaw: Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Carroll County Senior Center, 200 Lifecare Lane, Carrollton: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• El Dorado Springs Senior Center, 604 S. Forest, El Dorado Springs: Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton: Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway, Salisbury: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia, Clinton: Nov. 7 from 11 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and Oct. 16, Nov 13, and Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.
• Windsor Senior Center, 201 S. Main, Windsor: Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 from noon to 3 p.m.
• McCarty Senior Center, 19482 U.S. Highway 54, Wheatland: Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon
• Holden Senior Center, 204 W. Second St., Holden: Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay, Warrensburg: Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Trails Regional Library, 432 N. Holden, Warrensburg: Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Concordia Senior Center, 710 Main, Concordia: Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Trails Regional Library, 813 S. Main, Concordia: Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Higginsville Senior Center, 21st and Walnut, Higginsville: Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
• Margaret Gray Center, 811C S. Business Highway 13, Lexington: Nov 2. from 10 a.m. to noon
• Odessa Senior Center, 217 S. Second, Odessa: Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
• Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, Sedalia: Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Marshall Senior Center, 14 E. Morgan, Marshall: Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Rivers Crossing Life Center, 5215 Business Highway 13 NE, Osceola: Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Neal Center, 301 N. Main, Nevada: Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.