Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in March

Mar 08, 2010

Mercy Sponsors Free Medicare Options Event in March

Topic: To Help Seniors Choose the Right Medicare Advantage Plan, Mercy’s Marketing Event Will Include Advantage Plan Representatives, Medicare Specialist | Contact: Cindy Hickey

 

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., March 16, at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium.
 
This marketing event will begin with a Medicare Advantage Plan overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’sMedicare Specialist and Stark County OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Coordinator. Guests may also compare the cost, coverage and convenience of several Medicare Advantage Plans in one location. No reservations are required.
 
Representatives from the following Medicare Advantage Plans will be on site: AARP/Medicare Complete/SecureHorizons by United Healthcare, Anthem, The Health Plan, Humana and SummaCare.
 
Even though the Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period ended on December 31, many can still benefit from the Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period that runs through March 31.  During this time, individuals on Medicare can make one plan change with the new coverage beginning the first day of the following month.
 
"In Stark County alone, there are 44 different Medicare Part C plans to choose from," says Gursky, who also offers one-on-one Medicare discussions by appointment. "Mercy's Medicare Options Event allows individuals to explore their choices and ask questions."
 
For more information about the Mercy Medicare Options Event – or to set up a one-on-one session with the hospital's Medicare Specialist – call the Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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