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Medicare Benefit Blitz kicks off Thursday morning

By Stephanie Byars - bio | email

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Sorting through Medicare rules when it comes to figuring out your different options and costs can be overwhelming.

In fact, according to the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, there are thousands of people in southeast Missouri alone who are not taking advantage of benefit plans that could save possibly hundreds of dollars a month!

That's why Thursday SEMO AAA is holding a Medicare Benefits Blitz.  The group will be manning the phones starting at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning to help those in need find out if they could save money or find a plan better suited for them.

From 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday anyone can call SEMO AAA at 573-335-3331 in Cape Girardeau or toll free at 1-800-392-8771 to get those answers.

The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging in Carterville, IL that serves the Southern Illinois will also be taking calls starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Their toll-free number is 1-888-895-3306.

Before dialing, you need to have some information:

  1. What County do you live in?
  2. Are you married or single?
  3. Is your gross income below $16,245 if single or $21,885 if married? (monthly total $1353.75 single/$1821.25 married)
  4. Are your assets below $12,510 if single or $25,010 if married? This does not include your home, a car and personal possessions.

This is a free service.
Medicare isn't just for seniors. This is something that can benefit anyone based on income.  Those with a loved one in need can call to find out if they might qualify for better coverage on healthcare or prescriptions.

Find more information on the program.

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