Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15 – AAA 1-B Offering Assistance
(Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Sept. 21, 2022)
SOUTHFIELD, MI — Medicare beneficiaries, especially those who have a Part D (prescription drug) or Medicare Advantage plan, may want to review their benefits for 2022 to make sure the medication they take will still be covered or won’t cost them more. They also may want to make sure their doctor will still be part of their Medicare Advantage plan come January.
During Medicare Open Enrollment, from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, beneficiaries may change their prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan – or just have it reviewed — at no cost by a certified, unbiased Medicare counselor to make sure it fits their health care needs and budget. It is generally the only period during the year where changes can be made to a prescription drug plan.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering in-person and virtual appointments with certified Medicare counselors throughout the agency’s six-county service area. Individuals will talk one-on-one with a counselor, who will help them evaluate their needs for the coming year.
Appointments are available by calling 800-803-7174. A phone number or Zoom link will be sent before the session.
MMAP is a nonprofit that serves older adults in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
Make your in-person or Zoom appointment today with a certified counselor who can help you review your Medicare prescription drug benefits during Open Enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), generally the only period during the year when you may switch to a different plan for 2023.
The nonprofit Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program offers free, unbiased counseling. Certified counselors are not affiliated with insurance companies.
Appointments are generally available by calling 800-803-7174. For virtual appointments, a Zoom link will be sent before the session.
Oakland County Appointments
Troy Community Center,3179 Livernois:
Tues., Oct. 18,10 am–3 pm
Tues., Nov. 1, 10 am–3 pm
Tues., Nov. 15,10 am-3 pm
Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Road:
Thurs., Oct. 20, 10 am-3 pm
Thurs., Nov 10, 10 am–3 pm
Wed., Nov. 30, 10 am-3 pm
Tues., Dec. 6, 10 am-3 pm
Jewish Community Center, 6600 Maple Road, West Bloomfield:
Mon., Oct. 24, 10 am-3 pm
Barton Towers, 333 N. Troy, Royal Oak:
Barton Towers residents only
Wed., Oct. 26, 10 am- 2 pm
Independence Township Hall:
6483 Walden Ctr. Dr., Clarkston
Call 248-625-8231 to schedule an appointment
Fri., Oct. 28, 10 am-3 pm
Dublin Senior Center, 685 Union Lake Road, White Lake:
Thurs., Nov. 3, 10 am–3 pm
Bloomfield Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills:
Bloomfield Twp. residents only. Call 248-723-3500 for appointments.
Thurs., Nov. 17, 10 am–3 pm