Open Enrollment for 2012 Medicare D (prescription) and Advantage Plans starts today (October 15th) and runs through December 7th. We encourage all Medicare Beneficiaries to talk with an OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) -trained volunteer to review your options for 2012.
The Greene County Medicare Check-Up Event is this Wednesday, October 19th from 11am to 6pm at the OSU Extension office in Xenia (100 Fairgrounds Road, behind the grandstand). You or your loved one can talk one-on-one with one of the counselors to review the options that fit your situation, explain to you the impact of each (premium, co-pays, deductibles, when you might reach the donut hole, etc.), and answer your questions so you can make an informed decision.
The plan you have for 2011 may still be the best option, but it may not. And for some, this will be their first opportunity to consider taking on a Medicare D or Advantage Plan. We have thirty-three (33) Medicare D plans and twenty (20) Advantage plans available to Greene County Medicare Beneficiaries, and very few of us have the time, energy or inclination to go through all of these options to find the best one for our unique situation.
If you or your loved one are not available to come out on the 19th, please contact the Council (376-5486) and we will connect you with one of our team members or a team member from the senior center in your community so you can schedule an appointment.