Free Help at Yonkers Libraries
The Westchester Library System (WLS), in partnership with the Medicare Rights Center, is offering a program on Medicare prescription drug plans at two Yonkers libraries on Thursday, November 4th. The program will help older adults and their caregivers understand their Medicare options so they can get the most for their health care dollars. The hour-long program is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Library (left) and at 1:00 p.m. at the Grinton Will Library (right).
The programs are especially timely since Medicare’s annual fall open enrollment period, from November 15 to December 31, is the only time during the year when people with Medicare can change their prescription drug coverage option without restriction.
Everyone with Medicare who is enrolled in a Medicare private health plan or stand-alone prescription drug plan should review their coverage options for next year, even if they are happy with their current plan. Besides changing premiums, plans can change which drugs they cover and what restrictions they place on the drugs they do cover.
The same program will be presented at each library and includes the following topics:What is part D and what does it cover? The “Donut Hole” and other details, how to find the best plan for your needs, how to enroll in a plan and how to get help paying for medications. There will be time for questions at the end of each program.
People who need individual help in reviewing or selecting a drug plan can visit a counselor at the Will Library every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Counselors can be found on the Mezzanine Level.
The Riverfront Library is located at 1 Larkin Plaza and the Will Library at 1500 Central Avenue. For further information contact Sarah Pearce at 212-204-6263.
Those who are unable to attend the library programs can get answers to their Medicare questions by calling the Medicare Rights Center’s toll-free hotline: 1-800-333-4114. Both the library programs and the hotline service are free.