User Login    
 + Register
News : Missouri Department Of Insurance Offers Assistance
Posted by Randy on 2013/10/29 5:53:32 (471 reads) News by the same author

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year's open enrollment.

Click to see original Image in a new window

To help consumers choose a plan that best meets their needs, the department offers assistance through the CLAIM program.

Funded by the department and Medicare, CLAIM provides free, unbiased help to Missourians on Medicare and their caregivers. During the annual open enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, consumers can change their Part D drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plans.

"I encourage all Missouri seniors who have Medicare to take some time during open enrollment to review their plans," said John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance. "Prices and plans can change from year to year. Spending just 30 minutes with a CLAIM counselor could result in better coverage, more savings or both."

Missouri consumers can ask questions by phone or arrange one-on-one counseling by calling 800-390-3330 or visiting missouriclaim.org. The website also offers a list of free open enrollment events that CLAIM is hosting throughout Missouri during open enrollment.

CLAIM also can assist consumers on limited income determine whether they qualify for federal or state help in paying for prescription drugs. Medicare offers the Extra Help program, and the state offers the MoRx program.

During open enrollment, Director Huff warns seniors, health care providers and others about unscrupulous sales tactics. Medicare has strict rules on forbidden sales practices.

Also, remember that Medicare is not part of the federal health insurance marketplace (exchange) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The marketplace is not meant to serve people with Medicare.

Consumers with complaints or questions about insurance can call the Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/22 6:42:06 - Missouri Livestock Symposium To Be Held In Kirksville December 5th
2014/10/22 4:52:49 - Dead Babies In Winnipeg Storage Unit 'Tragic Beyond Belief'
2014/10/22 4:43:12 - Two Sunken Vessels From World War II Were Just Found Off The North Carolina Coast
2014/10/22 4:34:36 - Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies Thursday
2014/10/22 4:26:06 - Homeless Man Victim Of Knock-Out Game Attack
2014/10/22 4:23:10 - Missouri Officer Charged In $37,000 Theft
2014/10/22 4:19:06 - Man Arrested For Rape At Hospital Where Victim Being Treated
2014/10/22 4:10:43 - Trenton Resident Arrested On Probation Violation Charge
2014/10/22 4:00:45 - Area Students To Receive American FFA Degree
2014/10/22 3:54:25 - Missouri Community Betterment Awards Presented At Banquet
2014/10/21 10:53:20 - Missouri Chomps Listless Florida, 42-13
2014/10/21 10:51:08 - Local Dream Factory Organization Raises 7 Thousand Dollars
2014/10/21 10:50:28 - KC Chiefs Grab Huge AFC West Win In San Diego
2014/10/21 10:50:00 - For First Time Since '85, World Series Returns To Kansas City
2014/10/21 10:46:38 - Firefighters Respond To RV Fire In Trenton
2014/10/21 10:43:58 - Two Jamesport Teens Injured In Saturday Wreck
2014/10/21 10:40:52 - Personal Body Cameras For Trenton Police Department Topic Of Open Line
2014/10/21 10:35:17 - Wright Memorial Hospital To Hold Sale At Old Hospital
2014/10/21 8:50:00 - Trenton Rallies For Win #2 At Concordia
2014/10/21 8:36:22 - State Champion Jefferson Eagles Have Four All-Staters
2014/10/21 8:20:56 - HDC Champion Winston Places Four Boys On First Team
2014/10/21 8:03:04 - Grand River Co-Champion Gallatin Bulldogs Place Three On Softball First Team
2014/10/21 7:48:21 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Receive Six All-District Selections
2014/10/21 7:36:49 - Class 2 Quarterfinalist Brookfield Receives Postseason Awards
2014/10/21 4:36:33 - Airbag Defect Spurs Recall Of 4.7 Million Vehicles
2014/10/21 4:25:36 - Dish Loses 7 Channels In Contract Dispute With Turner Broadcasting
2014/10/21 4:20:59 - Survey Prompts Complaints By Missouri Parents
2014/10/21 4:15:49 - 13 Injured In Missouri School Bus Collision
2014/10/21 4:12:44 - State Sen. Nasheed Arrested At Protest In Ferguson
2014/10/21 4:02:26 - Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage On The Ballot



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM