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Area agency to provide Medicare counseling

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will be at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, 1206 E. National Ave., Brazil, to provide Medicare Part D options counseling throughout October, November and December.

The agency will be at the hospital at the following times and dates:

* Friday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,

* Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,

* Friday, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and

* Friday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Individuals wishing to receive information need to call Michelle Graham or Glenda Parks in the agency's information and referral department at 1-800-489-1561, in advance to make an appointment.

The agency will have free Medicare Part D options counseling for individuals who are enrolled in Medicare to provide assistance in choosing or switching prescription drug plans.

The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15, and concludes Dec. 7.

This is the only time when individuals may change their Part D drug plan providers.

Area 7 serves six counties in Indiana, including Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.

Throughout October, November and December, agency representatives will visit different locations in each county to provide the counseling.

The Area 7 offices are located at 1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute. Interested individuals may call and set up an appointment to come to the office to receive Medicare Part D options counseling.

Those wishing to schedule an appointment or wanting further information regarding the Part D options counseling should call 812-238-1561 or 1-800-489-1561, or e-mail mgraham@westcentralin.com.

Medicare Part D options information is provided by appointment only.

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