With the official open enrollment period underway for health insurance, including Medicare and its benefits, do you have questions?
Jewish Family Services can help you in wading through the details. Kelly G. Loeb, JFS’ older adult care manager, is happy to meet with members of the community to answer some questions. The deadline for making changes to Medicare enrollment is Wednesday, December 7, 2022, and all changes will take effect on January 1, 2023.
“I help Medicare beneficiaries review their Medicare prescription drug coverage and/or Medicare Advantage health plans to ensure they have the plans with the best cost, coverage, and convenience,” Loeb said. “In many cases, I have been able to help beneficiaries find plans that cost less. I can also help people who are new to Medicare and answer questions about using Medicare’s benefits.
Loeb has been successful in helping people save money. In 2021, the average savings she helped beneficiaries get was about $2,000 for the year; these savings generally came from finding pharmacies with lower costs, using mail-order services, and changing from one Medicare plan to another.
Those interested in meeting with Loeb should either email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her directly at (913) 327-8278 to make an appointment. Loeb can meet with people at either the Kansas or Missouri JFS offices, whichever is most convenient, or on Zoom. Those making appointments should bring with them a list of their current prescription medications and their Medicare card.
Additional information about Medicare open enrollment can be found at www.mymedicarematters.org/enrollment.