Our Medicare Outreach Counselor April Dugas, will be returning to our weekly Title VI “Lunch and Learn” in September of 2018, providing free Medicare Counseling. April can help you understand your plan’s changes, screen you for assistance programs, discuss other questions or concerns that you have about Medicare and help to prepare you for Medicare’s OPEN ENROLLMENT starting October 15 through December 7 2018. Please see April Dugas every Thursday starting in September 2018 at our weekly Lunch and Learn from 10am to 2pm or call Tribal Health at (508) 477-0208 x166 to schedule an appointment.
Tribal Health was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow for a Medicare counselor to be on site at the Tribal Community and Government Center. The Medicare counselor will be available to assist our tribal citizens by providing un-biased health insurance information and assistance with the following:
- Medicare Part D and other prescription drug programs
- Compare Medigaps to Medicare Advantage plans and their costs and benefits
- Assist with billing problems and appeals
- Prevent consumers from buying unnecessary or duplicate coverage
- Help prepare enrollment forms and applications for assistance
Medicare counselors help seniors and disabled adults understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance and related low income assistance programs. All information is kept strictly confidential. Assistance for this program is made available through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant that was awarded to the Title VI Native American Programs.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Tribal Health Supportive Services Re-source and Enrollment Specialist Wendy Pocknett at wendy.pocknett@mwtribe-NSN.gov or at (508) 477-0208 ext 166.