Volunteers to help residents choose Medicare Part D coverage

Beverly Bryant - October 21, 2016 3:26 pm

Volunteers are ready to help Ponca City’s residents choose their Medicare Part D coverage for the coming year.

Rich Terrill, one of many volunteers offering this community service, said annual enrollment is open until Dec. 7, but volunteers will help people choose their best plan next week. They anticipate helping 400 clients.

This is the 10th year community volunteers, including those from ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 and others, have offered the service.

Individuals can call 763-8051 to make an appointment with the trained volunteers. This number is answered at the Ponca City Senior Center, which is making the appointments.

Individuals are asked to bring their Medicare card and all their prescription medication bottles in a bag (not a list but the bottles) at their appointment time.

This service offers a one-on-one opportunity to sit down with a trained representative and review all the costs, plans, and prescription drug plan options for Medicare “D” enrollees.

Last year 350 Medicare recipients used the appointment service, and it provided over $200,000 savings for area residents. The average savings is $600 annually, Terrill said.

Volunteers will be at two locations: Ponca City Senior Center and Pioneer Technology Center. All appointments are made through the same telephone number.

 

 

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