Care Connection taking appointments to assist with Medicare enrollment

 Care Connection for Aging Services is taking appointments to provide free, unbiased enrollment assistance for Medicare Part D prescription and Advantage plans.

The help is being offered to all Medicare recipients in the agency’s 13 West-Central Missouri counties.Medicare Open Enrollment continues through Dec. 7.

Care Connection partners with CLAIM, Missouri’s State Health Insurance Program, to provide plan comparisons and enrollment help for people with Medicare.

This year, the agency’s Medicare counselors have adapted their procedures so that they can safely help older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants may call to make a phone appointment. After that initial appointment, materials will be mailed or may be picked up curbside by appointment. No transactions will occur in person or via email, so people are encouraged to make their appointments soon.

During the phone appointment, enrollees will need their Medicare cards, a preferred pharmacy and a list of current prescriptions and dosages.

Here is a list of whom to contact depending on the location:
Bates and Vernon counties: Artricia Lowry, 417-279-5138.

Henry County: Roy Qualls, 660-885-3482.