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Medicare Support Services

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Find an OSHIIP Counselor:
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) offers free individual counseling about Medicare and other health-care issues. OSHIIP counseling is available in every county in Ohio.

AAA8 has OSHIIP counselors - call 1-800-331-2644 or to find an OSHIIP counselor in your county, please click here.

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Understanding Medicare "Extra Help"

Many older and disabled Ohioans are struggling to pay their out-of-pocket Medicare costs (premiums, deductibles, co-payments and drug costs). "Extra Help" is available for those of limited means.

AAA8 has certified Information & Assistance staff that can assist you with information related to Medicare open enrollment and Extra Help; call 1-800-331-2644, today!

Medicare Savings Programs: They can also help you see if you qualify to SAVE an average of $3,900 on your prescription drug costs - known as "Extra Help" or Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) or Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs).

Millions of low-income elders struggle to pay their prescription, health care, food, and energy costs. Through The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008, AAA8 can help disadvantaged seniors regain their economic footing and lead healthy, independent lives.

SUCCESS STORY: SAVINGS HUNDREDS ON PRESCRIPTIONS

J.B. worked for 40 years in the steel industry, only to lose his pension. He was 62 years old and on disability. He received $1,800 a month from Social Security and his medicine cost him $1,300.

J.B. went to the Girard Multi-Generational Center, which is a partner for MIPPA with Area Agency on Aging 11, Inc. who has the MIPPA grant through the Ohio Department of Aging. The Center helped him sign up for the Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) and other benefits.

J.B. is a diabetic and had numerous bypass surgeries. Last month, instead of paying his normal prescription bill of about $500, it was $18.

Information provided through a grant from the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Medicare “Extra Help” Enrollment in AAA8 Region
(Source: cms.gov)

 

 


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