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Area Aging Agency Hosting 'Welcome to Medicare' Info Program on May 7
Posted on: 05/02/2013
By  Andy Rex

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program  (OSHIIP) is holding a Welcome to Medicare event in Marietta next week. Gwynn Stewart is with the Area Agency on Aging, which is hosting the regional event.
“They’re partnering with the Area Agency on Aging to bring one to the Marietta area, at our office located at 1400 Pike Street, (Tuesday) May 7 at 6 p.m. This is for anybody. It’s a free service. It provides information, unbiased, and counseling services for anybody who is new to Medicare. So, if you’re wondering what benefits does Medicare offer, it’s a great informational offering to come and learn more.”
Stewart says people there are benefits of Medicare that people don’t know about.
“There are supplemental insurance policies. There are traditional Medicare benefits.  We’ve talked about (the fact) folks don’t realize that Medicare can cover Hospice services. There’s prescription drug coverage. There’s a variety (of benefits). The folks that will be at the meeting are certified. They are trained in what Medicare covers.”
And she says people may learn things that could save quite a bit of money.
“There are some other options that seniors who have limited income can learn more about at that program.”
Learn more about Welcome to Medicare by calling the Area Agency on Aging Region 8 office at 740-373-6400 or 1-800-331-2644. The agency serves Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Perry and Washington counties.
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