The Council on Aging also has services to help you make sense of Medicare. Click here for a video that explains more about the program.
Did you know that Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change every year? Also, you probably didn’t realize that there are currently 28 Medicare Part D plans and 23 Medicare Advantage plans available in Lake County. That’s a lot of choice! Your opportunity to review your Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan begins October 15th and ends December 7th. Reviewing your options can be overwhelming but the Council on Aging has trained Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteers available to help. You may make a one-on-one appointment by contacting Pat Price at (440)205-8111 x233. We will help you review your current coverage and plan options for 2014. Prefer to do it yourself? Check out www.medicare.gov. Medicare.gov has a user-friendly plan finder tool that allows you to plug in your medications and pharmacy and review the plans for 2014, as well as enroll. The 2014 Part D and Medicare Advantage plans will be available after October 1, 2013. In addition, the Lake County Council on Aging will be holding Medicare Check-up Presentations throughout the county. Come check one out to learn more about Medicare and your options. Presentations are free and open to the public. Registration may be required. Please contact the respective site for details.