[October 8, 2019 – Mentor, OH] –The Lake County Council on Aging is reminding Medicare-eligible individuals of the free counseling assistance available to them and their caregivers during Medicare Open Enrollment which occurs annually October 15 through December 7th.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans change every year.  If you aren’t reviewing your coverage annually, you could be missing out on big savings!

Understanding your Medicare options can be overwhelming but you don’t have to do it alone – we are here to help!  The Council on Aging has trained Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteers available to help you make sense of the complicated Medicare system to make the best choices for your healthcare.  These counselors are ready to provide free unbiased information and education about Medicare, help you review your current coverage and look at plan options for 2020. You may call the Council on Aging at (440) 205-8111 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Please note appointments are required during Open Enrollment.

In addition to one-on-one counseling, the Lake County Council on Aging will be holding Medicare Check-up presentations throughout the county. These presentations will provide an overview of Medicare including 2020 plan options. Presentations are free and open to the public but registration is required. Please contact the respective site to register.

Medicare Checkup Presentations 2019

Thursday, October 10 at 2:00pm
Madison Public Library
6111 Middle Ridge Rd.
(440) 428-2189

Friday, October 11 at 2:00pm
Morley Library
184 Phelps St., Painesville
(440) 352-3383

Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00am
Wickliffe Public Library
1713 Lincoln Rd.
(440) 944-6010

Tuesday, October 15 at 2:00pm
Willowick Senior Center
321 E. 314th St.
(440) 585-5112

Wednesday, October 16 at 11:45am
Perry Senior Center
2800 Perry Park Rd.
(440) 259-3772 

Friday, October 18 at 10:00am
Kirtland Senior Center
7900 Euclid Chardon Rd.
(440) 256-4711

Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00am
Mentor Senior Center
8484 Munson Rd.
(440) 974-5725 

Thursday, October 24 at 12:00pm
Willoughby Senior Center
36939 Ridge Rd.
(440) 951-2832

Friday, November 1 at 10:00am
Madison Senior Center
2938 Hubbard Rd.
(440) 428-6664

OSHIIP is not affiliated with any insurance company, and these counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance.  This Council on Aging service ensures that seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare understand all of the options available to them, and which choices can save them money.