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Articles with the Tag: Area VI Agency on Aging

Agency assists seniors, saves them money

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — The 2018 Medicare open enrollment period was busy as usual. This year we were able to serve a little over 300 clients from our Polson office and we were able to save folks approximately $246,000 for 2019 by helping them compare the 2019 plans and find...

Social Security Calling? It’s a Scam

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging   New warnings have been issued by the Federal Trade Commission  about the recent round of calls faking Social Security. They can even make the caller ID look like it’s really Social Security, and they have been calling people in Montana. Your call...

Local help with Medicare is available

News from Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY – New Medicare cards have begun arriving in Montana. When you get your new card, destroy your old one. Take the new card to your doctor and other medical providers so they can take a copy. Even though the new cards are more secure, you should still gua...

New Medicare Cards still coming

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging  About half of the states have received or are in the midst of receiving their new Medicare cards. The mailings to Montana residents have not yet begun.  t’s important to keep your old card secure until the new one arrives. Remember, no one legiti...

Don’t ignore Social Security letter, CMS

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging During the months of May and June, Social Security is sending out letters to all those who, according to their records, may qualify for one of two important programs to reduce Medicare prescription costs and eliminate the Medicare Part B premium usually taken out of...

Moving for Better Balance class offered

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON – Moving for Better Balance, an evidence-based, adapted Tai Chi class will be offered by the Area VI Agency on Aging from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 12 weeks from May 1 – July 19. Classes will be at the Polson Senior Center. Call...

Foster grandparent program may fold after school year Foster grandparent program may fold after school year

POLSON – Although a local program that benefits seniors and children has received a number of kudos, it may fall victim to a lack of funding come July 2018, the beginning of the next fiscal year.  Nancy Hemphill, the former coordinator and now director of the local Agency on Aging’s Foste...

New Medicare phone scam hits home

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging The state Senior Medicare Patrol is warning of a recent report of an apparent phone scam in Eureka, Montana. Someone was called in an attempt to get personal information under the guise of helping the person with their Medicare. The person’s caller ID showed t...

Medicare open enrollment is now

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging Each year during Medicare open enrollment, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, you have the opportunity to compare prescription drug plans and advantage plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, what drugs they cover, and what areas t...

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