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PA MEDI (formerly APPRISE)

PA MEDI (formerly APPRISE)

PA MEDI logoEffective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name.


MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD     

JANUARY 1ST - MARCH 31st     

Switch Medicare Advantage plans or drop to Original Medicare and pick a drug plan

What Is PA MEDI and How Can It Help You with Medicare and other Programs?

PA MEDI is a free State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvanians on Medicare. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging created PA MEDI to help seniors understand their Medicare insurance options and make informed choices that would best meet their needs. Counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, “Extra Help” Programs, PACE/PACENET.

PA MEDI CAN HELP WITH:

  • Medicare Options that would best fit your needs
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
  • Medicaid
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Screening and Applying for financial assistance programs
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Medicare Appeals

If Medicare is Confusing, PA MEDI can Help!!! 

Attend our Free Medicare 101 Class.  Please call the agency at 717-273-9262 for dates and times.

Free Individual Counseling Available 

Call (717) 273-9262 to schedule appointments

Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging 

710 Maple Street (Basement)

Lebanon, PA 17046

Every Monday from 12pm to 3pm

Every Wednesday from 9am to 12pm

For individual counseling, please call to make an appointment with an PA MEDI volunteer.

Getting ready to retire, need to enroll in Part B? 

Contact Social Security office at 1 (866) 716 9635.  Both of the following forms must be completed and submitted to your local Social Security office. 

CMS-L564 FORM:  

English       https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS-L564E.PDF

Spanish      https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS-L564S.pdf

CMS-40B FORM: 

English     https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS40B-E.pdf

Spanish    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS40B-S.pdf

PROGRAMS TO SAVE MONEY! 

There is NO COST for the PA MEDI Program’s help or for enrollment into these programs.

        • PACE
          • If you are single and have a total monthly income of $1,208
          • If you are married and have a total monthly income of $1,475
        • PACENET
          • If you are single and have a total monthly income of $2,792
          • If you are married and have a total monthly income of $3,458 

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period 

Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) will take place October 15-December 7. Both Part D and Medicare Advantage plan members can make plan changes at this time. Appointments can be made Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (http://www.phlp.org

PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.