Local Medicare events and news

Monday, October 24, 2016

We are in the open enrollment period for Medicare, which runs October 15 - December 7.

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year — things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

People can find Medicare plan information or compare plans by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or going online to Medicare.gov.

In addition, local organizations are holding informational meetings. Remember that meetings sponsored by insurance companies may only tell you about their plans. Meetings sponsored by health clinics will tell you about the insurance plans they accept.

Here's a hint if you are considering changing your medical plan. Call the offices of all the medical providers you want to continue to see and ask them what Medicare plans they accept.
Wednesday, October 26, 11:00am
Third Place Commons Adler Room, 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park 98155

Join insurance agent John James for a discussion of Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Rx plans. He will show a CMS (Medicare) approved short video about Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, and answer questions.

Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thursday, November 10, 10:30 - 11:30am
Shoreline City Hall, Council Chambers (Lobby), 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133
Register at everettclinic.com/medicare or call 425-258-3901.

Whether you already have Medicare or are just turning 65 and are about to join, The Everett Clinic would like to help you make an informed choice, one that makes the most sense for you and your health. The Everett Clinic offers complimentary information sessions to help you understand the issues associated with Medicare. At these sessions, you’ll get provide information on:
  • Background on Medicare
  • The Everett Clinic Medicare policy
  • Why managed Medicare Advantage plans are encouraged
  • Tools and resources for decision-making

Wednesday, October 26, 1 - 3pm
Iora Primary Care Clinic, 15214 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.
Discussion of Medicare Advantage Plans.

Humana has added Iora Health’s New Primary Care Practices (designed exclusively for Medicare Beneficiaries) to Medicare Advantage Plan Networks in Arizona, Colorado and Washington.

Humana has introduced a hearing aid benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2017 plan year in Washington state. The benefit allows for one annual routine hearing exam at no cost to the member and introduces a copayment for hearing aids, simplifying the cost.

Updated 10-25-2016 to remove one event


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