Mammoth – On Nov. 13, the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment Event, from 1 pm – 4 pm at the Mammoth Community Center, 101 5th St. in Mammoth. Medicare Open Enrollment begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.
Your health needs change from year to year. Likewise, the benefits and costs of your current health plan may also change. That is why it is important to evaluate your Medicare choices regularly. Open Enrollment is the one time of year all people with Medicare can see what new benefits are offered and make changes to their coverage.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors provide unbiased, personalized counseling about the Medicare plan options for 2014 and information on health coverage options. They help people understand, compare plans and provide enrollment of your plan choice, including Medicare Prescription Drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplemental plans. They will screen and provide application assistance for Medicare Savings Programs which pays Medicare Part B premium and the Low Income Subsidy program, which provides assistance with Medicare Part D out-of-pocket costs. Please bring list of prescriptions drugs and Medicare card information.
The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is part of Arizona’s SHIP. Its Counselors do not recommend or endorse any particular company or plan. They provide free objective information about insurance and benefits. For further information and assistance contact: Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, at 8969 W. McCartney Road, Casa Grande, Az. 85194; call for an appointment at 520-836-2758 or 1-800-293-9393.