Health and Prescription Drug Coverage

New! Medicare therapy standard now based on maintaining a level of function, rather than past practice that limited therapy to showing improvement in function.  This is an important change and is consistent with policy efforts to help Medicare enrollees remain in their homes.  The settlement agreement is intended to clarify that when skilled services are required in order to provide care that is reasonable and necessary to prevent or slow further deterioration, coverage cannot be denied based on the absence of potential for improvement or restoration.For more information, call StateWide.  Read more.

 
StateWide is committed to helping seniors and their family caregivers understand Medicare options and coverage for prescription drugs.  We will provide presentations to groups, staff exhibit tables at community events and provide personalized, confidential, unbiased information, upon request.  Just give us a call at 1-800-333-4374 or email us at info@nysenior.org.

Just getting started?  You might want to review these information sources on Medicare:

•Welcome to Medicare
Frequently Asked Questions
What You Should Consider When Choosing or Changing Your Medicare Coverage
Glossary of Medicare and Health Care Terms
•Medicare Premium and Deductibles for 2013

Each year – Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15- December 7 – Read all about it here, understand if you are eligible to switch plans through a  Special Enrollment Period Chart,  or call us for assistance at 1-800-333-4374.

Find out about changes to the EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) Program.  New program changes will go into effect on January 1, 2013.  Click here to learn about the new changes effective January 2013Still have questions about the current EPIC program?  Click here to see StateWide’s flyer explaining the 2012 program.  EPIC eligibility guidelines for 2013. Call 1-800-333-4374 with any questions.

Stay HealthyClick here to get a check list of Medicare covered prevention benefits

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