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St. Vincent’s offers Medicare counseling

November 13, 2017 GMT

BRIDGEPORT — St. Vincent’s Medical Center is offering free counseling to help people select the best Medicare plan to meet their needs for 2018 and help them save money. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period runs through Dec. 7.

Medicare and government benefits specialist Betty Brandt will help individuals learn about their options regarding Medicare Part D Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Every year these plans change so this service will help clarify choices. In addition, the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help for prescriptions will be discussed.

This one-on-one unbiased, confidential counseling will be especially helpful to those new to Medicare or about to turn 65. Senior citizens, people with disabilities and family members are invited to talk by phone or meet with Betty Brandt by appointment in the privacy of the Banks Library, located on the third level of St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Brandt is available to discuss Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance, prescription plans, Medicare savings program, statements, bills, claims, appeals, and Medicaid.

This program, sponsored by St. Vincent’s Mission Services, is a community outreach effort to help seniors and people with disabilities obtain the medical benefits they need, and to make the best decisions about health insurance coverage.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please contact Betty Brandt at svmcmedicare@outlook.com or (475) 210-5111.