Medicare Beneficiaries Can Explore Coverage Options During October 24 "Medicare Shop & Compare"

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare beneficiaries who want help as they navigate through the complexities

of Medicare enrollment are encouraged to attend the "Medicare Shop & Compare" event, 4 to 8 p.m., October 24, 2017, at the Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Westerville.
The event is a great opportunity to learn more about Medicare Advantage plan options as well as other options for Medicare coverage in 2018.   

The event will include light refreshments, a strolling magician and an opportunity to meet the "Columbus 60 Strong Ambassadors," a group of inspirational 60 somethings selected to be featured in an exclusive 2018 calendar highlighting Columbus landmarks, entertainment and activities around Central Ohio.  The calendar also includes health tips and important Medicare enrollment dates. The 60 Strong Ambassadors are inspirational people in their 60s who practice healthy lifestyles and give back to the community in a variety of ways.

Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) is hosting the event and will have representatives available to answer questions about the new COPC Senior Care Advantage program, which is available to patients covered by Medicare Advantage plans offered by Aetna, Anthem, Humana and MediGold.  COPC Senior Care Advantage program expands the cooperation and coordination between the physician group and these insurance companies. It is not a new Medicare Advantage plan.  Rather it is a new approach to care delivery. Under this program, patients have the flexibility to choose a health plan from one of the four participating insurance companies and still have access to the same innovative care program COPC has designed. COPC Senior Care Advantage provides access to wellness and health education services and care coordination resources when needed.

Attendees also will have an opportunity to talk with independent licensed agents from Seniority Benefit Group and representatives from Aetna, Anthem, Humana and MediGold. There is no cost to attend. To RSVP or ask questions about the event: [email protected].

Between October 15 and December 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to explore and choose their 2018 Medicare coverage.  The choices include traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.  The Medicare Advantage plans, which generally provide additional benefits such as prescription drug coverage, are offered by health insurance companies that contract with Medicare.

 

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SOURCE Central Ohio Primary Care



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