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SPONSORED CONTENT Free Local Service, APPRISE, Helps Older Adults Understand Insurance Options By 535media In addition, at locations throughout one or two plans," Halula Westmoreland County, said. "And we're looking APPRISE offers programs such as Medicare 101, to answer or not they have to sign up for Medicare and what whole picture, not just to do about other health "We're looking at the insurance to go with it. not just at the type of APPRISE plan, but what else is out "That's really the there. We look at all the plans and sit down with basic questions for those State Healdh Insurance Assistance Program .coumeling for people with Medicare In Pennsylvania new to Medicare, and the AARP Smart Driver key thing, because the person, but we never Medicare is one pick for the person. We Course. help them narrow down small part of your The program is their choices and try to health care once break things down to the basics and explain it to them step-by-step so they free to anyone you're Medicare who is eligible eligible," she said. understand. We try to for Medicare, and help educate them." "There are so many no referrals are They can also provide a list of companies that sell plans, help people make informed choices and understand questions, and needed. people find what's right for them without pushing Health Insurance any one plan or company. Assistance Program. There's a lot of APPRISE is the State people just don't information to sift through, and it's not always easy to find answers to questions For more information know what to do." on APPRISE, visit westmoreland.edu/ that started back in "We always say we're the best-kept secret because no one knows the Medicare appeals process, and even help with paperwork. If the 1990s as a no-cost, about/community/ apprise.html or call that arise. no-pressure way to At APPRISE they are not brokers, Halula said, someone has run afoul but rather specially trained volunteers there help with that, too. to help. For example, they can explain which services are covered under Parts A and B help people navigate the Medicare system. coordinator Amy Halula. It is sponsored by the 724-925-4213 or 800-262- about us," said program What few people of regulations, they can 2103, ext. 4213, for more information. "We can analyze and look over everybody's individual situation, their health care needs, how often are they going RSVP, and funded in part and other Original are aware of, Westmoreland County however, is that Community College Retired and Senior Pennsylvanians don't have to go Volunteer Program, or under a contract with the Medicare benefits, to the doctor, do they have a history of, say, diabetes or asthma or through the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, coverage options and discuss Medicare process alone. osteoporosis, are they thinking they're going Area Agency on Aging, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Administration for Medigap insurance policy benefits and help to have broken bones or There's a free program in Westmoreland County called APPRISE that offers unbiased determine eligibility need surgery at some point. All those things come into play when you're looking at health insurance." for prescription drug Community Living. programs and programs that pay Medicare deductible payments and Part B premiums. The two most common insurance counseling services and helps questions people have, Halula said, are whether SPONSORED CONTENT Free Local Service, APPRISE, Helps Older Adults Understand Insurance Options By 535media In addition, at locations throughout one or two plans," Halula Westmoreland County, said. "And we're looking APPRISE offers programs such as Medicare 101, to answer or not they have to sign up for Medicare and what whole picture, not just to do about other health "We're looking at the insurance to go with it. not just at the type of APPRISE plan, but what else is out "That's really the there. We look at all the plans and sit down with basic questions for those State Healdh Insurance Assistance Program .coumeling for people with Medicare In Pennsylvania new to Medicare, and the AARP Smart Driver key thing, because the person, but we never Medicare is one pick for the person. We Course. help them narrow down small part of your The program is their choices and try to health care once break things down to the basics and explain it to them step-by-step so they free to anyone you're Medicare who is eligible eligible," she said. understand. We try to for Medicare, and help educate them." "There are so many no referrals are They can also provide a list of companies that sell plans, help people make informed choices and understand questions, and needed. people find what's right for them without pushing Health Insurance any one plan or company. Assistance Program. There's a lot of APPRISE is the State people just don't information to sift through, and it's not always easy to find answers to questions For more information know what to do." on APPRISE, visit westmoreland.edu/ that started back in "We always say we're the best-kept secret because no one knows the Medicare appeals process, and even help with paperwork. If the 1990s as a no-cost, about/community/ apprise.html or call that arise. no-pressure way to At APPRISE they are not brokers, Halula said, someone has run afoul but rather specially trained volunteers there help with that, too. to help. For example, they can explain which services are covered under Parts A and B help people navigate the Medicare system. coordinator Amy Halula. It is sponsored by the 724-925-4213 or 800-262- about us," said program What few people of regulations, they can 2103, ext. 4213, for more information. "We can analyze and look over everybody's individual situation, their health care needs, how often are they going RSVP, and funded in part and other Original are aware of, Westmoreland County however, is that Community College Retired and Senior Pennsylvanians don't have to go Volunteer Program, or under a contract with the Medicare benefits, to the doctor, do they have a history of, say, diabetes or asthma or through the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, coverage options and discuss Medicare process alone. osteoporosis, are they thinking they're going Area Agency on Aging, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Administration for Medigap insurance policy benefits and help to have broken bones or There's a free program in Westmoreland County called APPRISE that offers unbiased determine eligibility need surgery at some point. All those things come into play when you're looking at health insurance." for prescription drug Community Living. programs and programs that pay Medicare deductible payments and Part B premiums. The two most common insurance counseling services and helps questions people have, Halula said, are whether