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Medicare counseling available to seniors

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Personal counseling is now available for Medicare beneficiaries at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center. 

Volunteer counselors from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) are available every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Counselors will answer questions and assist with problem resolution on all issues related to Medicare.  Information will be available about Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D prescription plans, eligibility for financial assistance, managing Medicare benefits online and methods to prevent healthcare fraud.

The Lincoln County Senior Center is located at 908 Washington Street West in Fayetteville. 

Appointments may be scheduled by calling toll-free 877-801-0044.  Walk-ins will also be accommodated, as staffing permits.

SHIP is an Area Agency on Aging & Disability program administered by the South Central Tennessee Development District.