MUSCATINE, Iowa–Medicare’s Open Enrollment Interval begins Oct. 15, SHIIP Counselors are prepared to assist.
Yearly between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Iowans on Medicare have the chance to decide on the Medicare drug protection they need for the following 12 months and to resolve in the event that they need to get their Medicare well being advantages from Unique Medicare or a Medicare Benefit plan. It is necessary that Iowans on Medicare use this time to take a look at the plans that will probably be obtainable to them in 2022. The Half D and Medicare Benefit plans can change their protection, premiums, co-payments, co-insurance and supplier networks yearly.
The Senior Well being Insurance coverage Info and Senior Medicare Patrol (SHIIP-SMP) packages, housed throughout the Senior Assets constructing at 1808 Mulberry Avenue, are providers of the State of Iowa. SHIIP-SMP volunteers present free, confidential, and unbiased one-to-one insurance coverage counseling and help without charge to Muscatine County Medicare-eligible people, their households, and caregivers. SHIIP-SMP additionally supplies neighborhood outreach on Medicare and learn how to guard towards Medicare fraud.
“The SHIIP-SMP program has an awesome monitor report for saving Iowans cash and serving to them with Medicare questions and issues. In 2019, this system saved Iowan Medicare beneficiaries greater than $36,000,000. Our SHIIP-SMP volunteers have accomplished an intensive coaching program and are licensed every year. Senior Assets encourages Muscatine customers to attach with SHIIP-SMP providers by calling 563-263-7292 and making an appointment,” stated Megan Francis, Advertising and marketing and Communication Director for Senior Assets packages.
“I didn’t even understand this program was obtainable in Muscatine earlier than turning into a licensed SHIIP Counselor. We’ve already seen residents discover financial savings by reviewing their plans for the upcoming 12 months. Everybody ought to make the most of this free, confidential service.” Mentioned Paul Kraushaar
This mission was supported, partly by grant numbers 90SAPG0070 and 90MPPG0046, from the U.S. Administration for Group Residing, Division of Well being and Human Providers, Washington, D.C. 20201
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