(WAUSEON, OH) The Fulton County Senior Center is offering many opportunities for assistance to seniors who are enrolling in or are already enrolled in Medicare throughout October and November 2014. The Medicare Open Enrollment period opens on October 15th and ends December 7th, 2014.
“It is very important for seniors to take part in Open Enrollment to make sure that their plans are working the best for them,” states Cheryl Witt, Fulton County Senior Center Assistant Director. “Last year I was able to help seniors save an average of $551 per person on their Medicare Open Enrollment dollars.” Witt notes that the Fulton County Senior Center, Wauseon site, will be holding a ‘Medicare Check-Up Day’ in October as well as many other opportunities for one-on-one appointments throughout the county during the open enrollment period.
What can be done during Open Enrollment?
-Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan and visa versa
-Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan
-Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that does not offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage and visa versa
-Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
-Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
-Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely
All changes made will take effect on January 1, 2015.
The following Mobile Office appointments are available free of charge:
October 17 at Swanton Site (10-2)
October 21 Wauseon Senior Center (10-2)
October 23 at Wyse Commons (9-3)
October 28 at Evergreen Library (10-2)
November 6 at Swanton Library (10-6)
November 13 at Fayette Site (10-2)
November 18 at Delta Site (10-2)
November 20 at Wyse Commons (9-3)
November 25 at Evergreen Library (10-2)
To make an appointment, contact Cheryl Witt at 419-337-9299. The above information is also available on the Fulton County Senior Center’s Website at www.fultoncountyoh.com/seniorcenter
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