October is busy here at the Horizon Center. Please call us to make an appointment for activities, information and assistance, the SHIPP Counselor and the Paralegal . Open Enrollment for insurance is October 15 through December 7, 2020. This is a very busy and confusing time for everyone looking at insurance. There are so many insurance companies and many plans with each company. It is enough to make your head spin. Let us help you with this. Kathy McFarland, our SHIPP counselor, will help you through the maze of paperwork and information. She can help you find the most appropriate insurance plan for you according to your diagnosis and what medication you take. Each different plan covers different medications at different levels of cost. Each plan costs according to what benefits you receive. Open Enrollment is the only time that you can change your insurance plan if you are not happy with it during the year. It is good to have someone who is aware of the plans to help you navigate through this maze with you. Please call Shelby Senior Services at 317-398-0127 to set up appointment with the SHIPP Counselor.
During this time of COVID-19, fraud is growing. Please be aware this can happen any time and do not answer questions for people over the phone. We are seeing more fraud schemes being tried. People are getting crafty in what they are trying these days. The calls become more frequent around open enrollment time for Medicare. Just remember Medicare WILL NEVER CALL OR ASK YOU FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION . Please do not give out your personal information on the phone. If someone is asking you questions, they should already have your information if they are verifying.