2018 Medicare Counseling Volunteers Needed
Jan31

2018 Medicare Counseling Volunteers Needed

Calling All Volunteers: Medicare Counseling at the Area Agency on Aging, Benefits Assistance Program Act Now. Training begins on March 7th, 2018. By  Cindy Lee The Benefits Assistance Program at the Area Agency on Aging in Phoenix, AZ is part of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) national network. The SHIP Program in each state is funded to provide free local help for people with Medicare, and also provides advice on...

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Medicare Corner 2
Aug02

Medicare Corner 2

July 31, 2017 Dear Medicare Counselor, Q: I am turning 65 in three months and I become Medicare eligible the first of the month that I turn 65. I am still working and I have health insurance through my company. Do I need to enroll into Medicare? A: No. IF you are covered by an Employer Group Health Plan (EGHP) through your current active employment or your spouse’s active employment, you may stay with your group plan. You do not need...

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Medicare Corner 1
Jul14

Medicare Corner 1

June 30, 2017 Dear Medicare Counselor, Q: I have a Medicare drug plan and they have stopped covering one of my medications. What are my options? A: You have several options: You may switch Medicare drug plans every year during the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) between October 15 and December 7. A SHIP Medicare Counselor can help you search and identify which plans cover your medications for least cost for the coming year starting Jan...

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Standing Tall at The Summit: Encroaching Signs of the Times
Aug31

Standing Tall at The Summit: Encroaching Signs of the Times

by Cindy Lee On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7pm, Weingarten Realty Investors held a voluntarily offered public meeting at The Summit, 32551 N. Scottsdale Road. The stated purpose of this gathering was to provide area residents with information and an opportunity to speak regarding this pre-application to the City of Scottsdale to install two 25-foot lighted tower signs at The Summit entrances on Scottsdale Road and E. Ashler Hills...

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Watch “Save Our SHIP” Videos for Friends of Medicare Beneficiaries
Jun30

Watch “Save Our SHIP” Videos for Friends of Medicare Beneficiaries

Dear Friends of Medicare Beneficiaries, Please take under 5 minutes to view either of these YouTube videos to see how Medicare beneficiaries feel about their State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), knowing that Congress may eliminate all SHIP funding. The House Appropriations Subcommittee meets after July 4th to vote on this unprecedented budget cut.  #SaveOurSHIPs “Save Our SHIP for Medicare Beneficiaries” Video...

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