Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Several Medicare Programs June 21

Mercy Medical Center Sponsors Several Medicare Programs June 21

Posted on: June 6, 2011

Canton, Ohio – Mercy Medical Center will be sponsoring the following educational Medicare events for local seniors (or soon-to-be seniors) on June 21:

Community Medicare Check-Up – Jackson Township

Mercy Health Center of Jackson Township (7452 Fulton Dr. N.W., Massillon) is hosting a community Medicare Check-Up event on Tuesday, June 21st from 9am – 3pm. A representative from the Ohio Department of Insurance’s OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) and an OSHIIP trained Mercy volunteer will be on site to answer Medicare questions/concerns about:

Medicare health coverage for seniors and for people under 65 with disabilities
Medicare Health Plans, such as HMOs
Medicare supplemental insurance
Long-term care insurance
Home health care coverage
Retiree health plan coverage
Savings programs (such as Medicaid, QMB and SLMB) for people with Medicare
Extra held for prescription drug coverage 

Walk-ins are welcome for this FREE “Check-Up” – if you are on Medicare, OSHIIP exists specifically for you. Mercy has partnered with the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) to be your Stark County OSHIIP site, which is located at the Senior Friends office inside Mercy Medical Center. Additional community Medicare Check-Ups will be held throughout 2011 in the following locations:

Lake Community YMCA (July 19)
Louisville Public Library (August 16)
Mercy Health Center of North Canton (September 13)
Stark County District Library – Plain Community Branch (October 11)
Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County (November 10)
Rodman Public Library – Alliance (December 5) 

For more information on these and other Medicare programs, please call Mercy Senior Friends at 330-489-1215.

Medicare Options Event

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Senior Friends is sponsoring a free Medicare Options Event on Tues., June 21, at 9 a.m. in the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium.

This event, designed to help seniors choose the right Medicare Advantage Plan, will begin with a Medicare Advantage Plan overview by Terri Gursky, Mercy’s Medicare 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. In Stark County alone, there are 32 different Medicare Part C plans from which participants may choose. 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 620 members 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. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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