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NEWS FROM SHINE FOR MAY 2018

Need Help with the Cost of your Prescription Medications??

Prescription Advantage can Help!!

Prescription Advantage is a state-run program, which helps many seniors pay for their prescription drugs.  Eligibility is based on income only and there is no asset limit!

Who can join?

If you are a Massachusetts resident, eligible for Medicare, and are:

  • 65 years or older with an annual income at or less than $60,700 for a single person or $82,300 for a married couple

OR

  • Under 65 years and disabled, with an annual income at or less than $22,823 for a single person or $30,945 for a married couple.

You may also join… if you are 65 years or older and not eligible for Medicare.  There is no income limit.

There is no charge for joining Prescription Advantage, if you have an annual income at or less than $36,420 for a single person and $49,380 for a married couple.  There is a $200 per person annual enrollment fee for those with higher incomes.

Call Prescription Advantage today to enroll on the phone or ask for an application form.  You can reach Prescription Advantage at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 2.  You may also apply on line by going to www.prescriptionadvantagema.org.

Trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) volunteers can help you!  They offer free, unbiased, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare.  Call your senior center and ask for a SHINE appointment.  You can also call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3.  Once you get the SHINE voice mail, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back.  You can also visit us on the internet at shinema.org

“SHINE’S MEDICARE AND MORE” PROGRAM

The Central MASS SHINE Program is now sponsoring a monthly Cable TV program called SHINE’s MEDICARE AND MORE”, we hope your local cable channel will pick it up.  This program is designed to educate and update MEDICARE beneficiaries and their families on MEDICARE and other programs that can assist you with your health insurance needs.  If you do not see it on your local cable channel give, them call and ask about it.

CENTRAL MASS SHINE WEBSITE

You can visit us on the web at www.shinema.org. Our site has valuable general information and links to other agencies that can assist you with your insurance needs. We also have a link to our very informative cable TV program Medicare and More.

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