Pennsylvania Department of Aging, APPRISE Program, offering the “10 Keys” ™ to Healthy Aging

logo_apprise01APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.

APPRISE Counselors can help to understand Medicare benefits by explaining what services are covered under Medicare Parts A and B and the Medicare Summary Notice; understand Medicare Prescription Drug  (Part D) benefits; make informed choices about Medicare coverage options, Medigap policies and Medicare Advantage Plans; understand Medicare eligibility and enrollment;  understand financial assistance programs that may be available to help pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-pays, as well as prescription drug needs (Extra Help and Medicare Savings Program); understand and assist with the Medicare appeal process; understand benefits under Long Term Care policies; by making presentations on Medicare to groups or organizations.

logo_doa01Currently the “10 Keys”™ to Healthy Aging is being offered by the APPRISE Program and each PA county has the opportunity to provide this program.  As of March 2016, there have been 50 programs across 22 counties.

 

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Last Updated Sep 23, 2016