Medicare, Medicaid, and Related Benefit Information

Neil Tamber

Think about any changes to your coverage you might want to make.

Personalized objective assistance to seniors, the disabled, and caregivers is provided by volunteer counselors trained by the Arizona Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program.

Services include basic information about Original Medicare (Parts “A” and “B”), Supplemental (Medigap) policies, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part “D”), Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, etc.), AHCCCS (Medicaid), ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System), as well as Social Security and SSI.

During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, an Area Agency on Aging volunteer is available on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Sun Lakes Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road, in the Education building, Room 3. The Education building is located at the rear of the church’s grounds.

Note: After the Open Enrollment period ends, a volunteer will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first open Thursday of the month.

If you or anyone you know, such as a neighbor and/or family member, might benefit from this service, please tell them about us.

No appointment is necessary, and there is no fee for this service.

For additional information, call the Area Agency On Aging at 602-264-2255.