Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI)

All counseling sessions are conducted in person, by phone or Zoom and presentations are presented via Zoom or in person. Please see specific presentations.

The Chester County Department of Aging and PA Medicare Education and Decision Insight, PA MEDI health insurance counselors provide free, unbiased, confidential assistance to Medicare beneficiaries during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage), during this period you can: 

  • Switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage).
  • Drop your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare.  You will also be able to join a separate Medicare drug plan.

The counselors will also screen you to see if you qualify for any financial assistance programs to get help paying for your prescription drugs or Part B premium. Please call one of the counseling sites listed below to schedule an appointment.

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PA MEDI counselors are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about health insurance. Specifically, PA MEDI can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid and long-term care insurance as well as prescription drug plans. 

The Chester County Department of Aging Services has a voicemail box designated for the PA MEDI program. Please call 610-344-5004 and leave your name, phone number, and a short message. You will receive a phone call back from a PA MEDI counselor within 24 hours. You can also email us.

Medicare 101

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 Federal program is all about, this session is for you.  Learn about Medicare Parts A (Hospital Insurance), B (Medical Insurance), C (Medicare Advantage) and D (Drug Coverage); types of health care insurance available in Chester County, including Medigaps aka Medicare Supplement Insurance, Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA), benefits available for limited income beneficiaries and things to consider when selecting your medical coverage. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Medicare 102 - Understanding Your Medicare

This event is for people who already have Medicare and want a refresher and better understanding of their benefits, help for low-income beneficiaries, Special Enrollment Periods, Inflation Reduction Act, preventing Medicare fraud and more.

Medicare Update AOEP- Fine Tune Your Medicare

This event is for people who have Medicare, want to review the basics of Medicare and see what changes they can make for the upcoming year to prepare for the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period (AOEP) from October 15th – December 7th.

These presentations are presented by Chester County PA MEDI counselors. Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI), is a free, unbiased health insurance counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. PA MEDI counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare.

Medicare Presentation Calendar

Presentation Handouts

PA MEDI Counseling Sites

Counselors are available periodically and by appointment at the following locations. Please call ahead to find the current schedule. 

Counseling SiteAddressCityPhone Number
Brandywine Valley Active Aging

Coatesville Campus

Downingtown Campus

250 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Brandywine Grace Church
40 West Pennsylvania Ave.





Church of the Good Samaritan

212 W. Lancaster Ave.Paoli610-344-6035
East Goshen Township Bldg.1580 Paoli Pike

West Chester610-344-6035
Government Services Center -
Dept. of Aging Services
601 Westtown Rd.,
Suite 320
West Chester610-344-6035

Kennett Area Senior Center427 S. Walnut St.Kennett Square610-444-4819

Oxford Senior Center12 E. Locust St.Oxford610-932-5244

Phoenixville Senior Center153 Church St.Phoenixville610-935-1515

Surrey Services for Seniors

60 Surrey WayDevon610-647-6404
West Chester Senior Center530 E. Union St.West Chester610-431-4242