Attention must be paid to Medicare at least annually and the Brecksville Department of Human Services wants to help.
Trained Ohio Department of Insurance volunteers will be at the Human Services Center on Friday, October 29 for individual counseling. This is for Brecksville residents only who are near Medicare eligibility and those on Medicare now who need help choosing or changing Medicare plans.
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 to December 7. This can be confusing so take advantage of their expertise. The counselors ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS and in the sessions they do not have time to review all of the very large number of plans available so some thought about your needs before hand  is necessary.
Clients need to bring their Medicare card and a list of prescriptions.
Call Brecksville Human Services at 526-2499 for more information or to make an appointment.
These appointments are not for simple questions. Direct those to OSHIIP by phone
at 1-800-686-1578 or visit their web site at
Also a booklet called “Medicare 101” is available at the Human Services Center at 2 Community Drive. It’s an excellent read with a lot of Medicare information.
Remember, OSHIIP does not sell insurance. It’s a state agency.