Volunteers in field now across Louisiana to make sure Medicare beneficiaries getting the right coverage

The Louisiana Senior Rx/Aging and Disability Resource Centers, a free counseling service offered in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs, is encouraging all Medicare beneficiaries to update their coverage plans before December 7, 2016.

“Your needs change as you age. Why shouldn’t your Medicare coverage change? Let us make sure you are enrolled in the right program that meets your care and prescription needs, and that you are getting all the benefits for which you are eligible,” said ADRC Program Manager Sharon Buchert.

Medicare enrollees should contact the ADRC in their area to get free money-saving advice and review the three best coverage plans for their needs. To make that possible, coordinators will need your Medicare card, proof of income, list of prescriptions with dosages, and a statement of what you spent on drugs during the last year, according to Ms. Buchert.

“We review your deductibles, premiums, coverage and extra help that may be available to you,” said Ms. Buchert. She said the program will let each beneficiary review the top three options for their health needs, and choose the best plan.

“Louisiana Aging and Disability Resource Centers and their partners are in the field now,” said Ms. Buchert. “To get the extra help, let us help you apply.”

Participating ADRCs can be found at or by calling these areas:

Caddo                              800 256-3003
Cajun                               800 738-2256
Calcasieu                          800 223 5872
Capital                              800 280 0908
CENLA                             800 454-9573
Jefferson                          800 635-1437
Orleans                            888 922-8522
Terrebonne                       800 353-3265
Statewide                          877 340-9100

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