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Apprise - Health Insurance Counseling
Apprise - Health Insurance Counseling
APPRISE Insurance Counseling Service
APPRISE counselors are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about health insurance. Specifically, APPRISE can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance as well the new prescription drug plans.
The Chester County Department of Aging Services has a voicemail box designated for the APPRISE program. Please call (610) 344-5004 and leave your name, phone number, and a short message. You will receive a phone call back from an APPRISE counselor within 24 hours. You can also
- please type APPRISE in the subject line.
Counselors are also available periodically at various locations throughout the county. You can find more information on locations and phone numbers here. Please call ahead to find the current schedule.
of APPRISE services are available.
Annual Enrollment Medicare Beneficiaries
The enrollment period for Medicare advantage plans (HMOs, PFFS, and MSAs) and prescription drug plans (stand-alone drug plans) has changed for 2011. You must change your plan or re-enroll during the period of Oct 15 to Dec 7. If you miss this time, you will not be able to change your plan. You should get notification from your current plan in early October.
If you need help deciding which plan is best for you, APPRISE volunteers can help you with your choices. Please see the
on the Aging home page for a complete list of dates and locations for special enrollment events taking place from October into December throughout the county.
If you will be joining the ranks of Medicare soon, are already in the Medicare system and have questions, or you just want to understand what this Medicare is all about, this session is for you!
At these sessions members of the
program will present an overview of Medicare including the definitions of Medicare A, B, C; explanation of the drug benefit (Part D), types of health care insurance available in Chester County, benefits available for low income beneficiaries and things to consider when selecting your medical coverage. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
Please check the Calendar on the Aging home page of the website for dates, locations and times for these sessions. If you would like to learn more now, please click on the following shortcut so that you can view or download a copy of the Medicare 101 Presentation!
APPRISE Counseling Sites
Counselors will be available periodically at the following locations. Please call ahead to find the current schedule.
Chester County Department of Aging Services,
Government Services Center
601 Westtown Rd
Coatesville Area Senior Center
22 N. Fifth Ave.
Downingtown Area Senior Center
36 W. Lancaster Ave.
Great Valley Senior Center
47 Church Rd.
Kennett Area Senior Center
427 S. Walnut St.
Oxford Senior Center
12 E. Locust St.
Phoenixville Senior Center
153 Church St.
Representative Stephen E. Barrar
1 Beaver Valley Road
Surrey Services for Seniors
28 Bridge Ave.
West Chester Area Senior Center
530 E. Union St.
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