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FAQ Topic: Senior Center

What is “Extra Help”?

EXTRA HELP, also known as Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) is a Federal prescription assistance program for Medicare recipients who meet income and asset requirements. Extra Help benefits: – limits the out of pocket copay amounts – reduces the monthly premium for Part D

Is Extra Help Available for people with Medicare Advantage plans?

Is Extra Help Available for people with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans or only for Medicare recipients who have a stand-alone drug plan (PDP)? For those meeting eligibility requirements, Extra Help/LIS is available for all Medicare recipients who have Part D. This includes both people who receive Part D through a stand-alone drug plan (PDP) as … Continued

What is the File of Life?

The FILE OF LIFE is a holder for conveniently storing important information such as prescriptions, medical conditions, and emergency contacts in one place. The large version comes with a magnetic strip to place securely on your refrigerator for easy visibility, for Emergency Responders who are trained to look for the prominent red and white FILE … Continued

What is the Yellow Dot Program?

The Yellow Dot Program –  Refers to a sticker  that when fixed the window of a vehicle, alerts emergency responders that your medical information can be found in your glove compartment. Yellow Dot ID photos and Medical Information Cards for Danvers residents can be acquired by contacting the Danvers Triad at 978-762-0208, x106.

What is the Danvers Lock Box Program?

Danvers Lock Box Program* WHAT is a Lock Box? Lock Boxes are small key safes installed on the exterior of the home, usually at the top of the front door, of Danvers residents by the Danvers Fire Department. The program allows the Fire Department, the only ones with access to the key for the box, … Continued

How can a SHINE counselor help me?

SHINE Counselors help Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers navigate the complex health insurance system. A SHINE Counselor can explain Medicare options and how Medicare works in everyday language. A SHINE Counselor can help compare the costs and benefits of Medicare and other health insurance options and help you enroll in a health insurance program that … Continued

What is a SHINE Counselor?

SHINE counselors are trained and certified each year through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in the various options available to Medicare beneficiaries – including: Medicare Parts A & B Eligibility & Enrollment Medicare Advantage (Part C) Medigap Supplements Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Part B Premium Assistance Extra Help (LIS) and Prescription Advantage MassHealth and … Continued

What are the SHINE Program Hours at the Danvers Senior Center?

       DCOA SHINE Counseling Hours COUNSELOR DAYS AVAILABLE  APPOINTMENT TIMES TO SCHEDULE  Joseph Younger Tuesdays 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 AM Call 978-762-0208 during regular business hours* to book a SHINE appointment or stop at the front desk of the Senior Center Lisa Westrate contact directly 978-762-0208 x105 * The Danvers Senior Center is open … Continued

Where can I find a SHINE Counselor?

Local Senior Centers/Councils on Aging, Hospitals, Elder Service Organizations, are the most common agencies that provide health insurance counseling to Medicare recipients through the Massachusetts SHINE program. To book an appointment with a SHINE counselor at the Danvers Senior Center, call 978-762-0208, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm,  or click here to find … Continued

What is the SHINE Program?

The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. People who have Medicare or who are about to become eligible for Medicare can meet with a certified SHINE counselor to learn about benefits and options available and get … Continued

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