Medicare D changes

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Time: 12:00 pm Phone: 729-6857

Medicare D Presentation, Enrollment Bank Planned

        Learn about Medicare D changes at a Health Today presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Southwing Education room at Jefferson Community Health Center. Lunch will be available for a free will donation at 12 p.m., and the program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required to allow for seating and food. To pre-register, call Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855.

       

        An open enrollment for Medicare D (drug coverage) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, by the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at Jefferson Community Health Center.

        SHIIP Volunteer Debbie Hellbusch RN, director of Jefferson Family Home Care, said enrollment appointments will be made available to anyone who needs assistance in changing or reconsidering their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.

        Those coming for an appointment should bring their Medicare card, a list of the medications they take, including doses and times medication is taken.

        This year, Medicare recipients may make changes in their Medicare D enrollment from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, this year’s open enrollment period.

        Advance appointments will be required, and can be made by calling Jefferson Family Home Care at 729-6857. The number of appointments is limited, so please call early to get an appointment.