Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers can get help in understanding heath care options and information about enrolling in the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits Program from the overseeing agency. Here is a link to the official government handbook Medicare & You (pdf).
The toll free number for Medicare is 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
The Ohio Department of Insurance provides helpful links about Medicare prescription drug programs including:
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Shopping Tips (pdf)
Links to sites with additional information
The toll-free number for the Ohio Department of Insurance is 1-800-686-1578
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) Coordinator and Site Search
Find an OSHIIP volunteer coordinator and OSHIIP counseling site near you. An OSHIIP site can be a facility such as a senior center, hospital, retirement community, local library, etc. that agrees to support and facilitate OSHIIP’s outreach effort in its community. Staff at the site are knowledgeable about OSHIIP, can provide OSHIIP publications and may have a resident OSHIIP volunteer who can counsel a person with Medicare.