This presentation on Medicare Plans and Changes for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11 a.m., at the Blount County Public Library. If you are not able to attend the presentation at the library, you may call 865-982-8411 or 1-877-801-0044, for assistance over the phone.
Joani Shaver, Program Coordinator, Blount County Office on Aging, will discuss the following information:
- Medicare: What’s new this year
- What Medicare Parts A and B cover
- Medicare costs
- Health and prescription drug plans and Fraud prevention
Shaver will also discuss:
- Medicare and Medicaid (TennCare)
- Medigap and Supplemental Plans
- Enrollment in Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D), and the accompanying Low Income Subsidy
- Finding help with the cost of prescription drugs during coverage gaps and access to drugs not covered under Part D
- Medicare Advantage options
- Claims and billing problem resolution
- Information and referral on public benefit programs
- Employer and retiree health insurance options for those with Medicare, and VA benefits and other military health insurance for those with Medicare
This program is to provide information to assist with making appropriate insurance plan choices that are best for your situation. This is NOT a program hosted by an insurance company, but several insurance reps may be available to help answer complicated questions. The goal for this program is solely to help consumers make informed decisions.
Shaver will remain after the presentation to answer individual questions. Participants are encouraged to visit www.medicare.gov prior to the presentation to review the latest information on Medicare and come to the presentation with their questions. The program’s goal is solely to help consumers make informed decisions.
About Joani Shaver
Shaver is program coordinator of the Blount County Office on Aging. A Certified Information & Referral Specialist for Aging Issues, Shaver has worked with elderly populations in several areas of the country. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Service from Michigan State University and has worked in nonprofit and higher education organizations all of her career. Under her direction, the Senior Miles (SMiles) transportation for elderly program has been implemented in Blount County.
The Office on Aging also publishes the Senior Services Directory which is available at no cost from the library, the Community Action Agency, Blount Memorial Hospital and the Senior Center at Everett.
There will be another presentation on Medicare Plan Choices on Wednesday, November 16, at 11 a.m.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, and the Blount County Office on Aging. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blountlibrary.org.