FREE Medicare Open Enrollment Insurance Counseling
People on Medicare, who have a prescription plan, have the opportunity to look at their plan and see if they want to continue with the same plan or change it for 2017. They can do this during Open Enrollment which is between Oct. 15th and Dec. 7th.
JABA is a non-profit that provides this free service to help you. Our Insurance Counseling office is part of the SHIP network (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and a VICAP office (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program). We have no connection with any insurance company or brokerage.
Why this is important: Statistics say that only 10% of people double-check their plans. The Washington Post reports that 87% of Medicare Part D recipients have the wrong prescription insurance plan for them. That means they may be paying too much for their insurance or their drugs. It could also mean that their insurance plan doesn’t cover some of their prescriptions at all.
We at JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) can help people get the right insurance plan for them. Last fall, we helped 1150 people during Open Enrollment and we saved those people over $500,000.00 on their prescriptions and prescription insurance plans. That is a significant amount of money for people who are on a fixed income.
In the past we have done the bulk of our appointments at our main office in Charlottesville. This year, we bringing our free service to various places throughout our region. We will be at Rockfish Valley Community Center on Nov. 15th.
We can help you or your loved ones check their Medicare Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan to see if they have the best insurance plan for them in 2017.
Please call JABA at 434-817-5248 to schedule an appointment and ask if the mobile unit is going to be near you. Or you can make an appointment to see one of our insurance counselors at the Charlottesville office Monday through Friday between October 15th and December 7th.
Manager of Insurance Counseling
JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging)
674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 9, Charlottesville, VA 22901