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Medicare Check-up Day Tuesday at Cadiz Senior Center

COLUMBUS — As the 2022 Medicare open enrollment period approaches, the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will conduct a free Medicare Check-up Day event on Tuesday at noon at the Cadiz Senior Center, located at 120 N. Main St., Cadiz.

OSHIIP, a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, helps Ohioans understand Medicare and determine the best coverage options for their healthcare needs and budget, according to a news release.

“Coverage and cost evaluation is imperative because Medicare plans can change from year to year,” a spokesperson noted.

During Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, Ohioans can:

– Determine if their existing coverage will continue to meet their health insurance needs.

– Stay on Original Medicare and shop for a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan.

– Select a Medicare Advantage plan, which provides comprehensive health benefits, typically including prescription drug coverage.

– Utilize certain financial assistance programs.

Medicare will be releasing 2022 plan information on Oct. 1 at www.medicare.gov.

In addition to on-site events, which are subject to change or cancellation, OSHIIP is holding virtual Medicare Check-up Day webinars on Mondays from Sept. 20 to Nov. 30.

For a full outreach schedule and event registration, visit www.insurance.ohio.gov.

OSHIIP staff members are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 686-1578 and OSHIIPmail@insurance.ohio.gov to provide assistance.

Ohioans on Medicare also can call (800) MEDICARE (800) 633-4227, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Medicare help.

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