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STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
 
 

3/30/2015
Lt. Governor Taylor Announces Statewide “Welcome to Medicare” Events


 

 

COLUMBUS – Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced today that the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will hold free “Welcome to Medicare” events across Ohio in April and May. These events are being held to help consumers and their families new to Medicare, or those becoming eligible later this year, learn more about their coverage options.
 
“We want to help Ohioans become more knowledgeable about Medicare so they are better equipped to select coverage that is best suited for their budget and health care needs,” said Taylor, also Director of the Department of Insurance. “I encourage Ohioans to attend an event or call OSHIIP for help navigating the Medicare system.”
 
A total of 25 events have been scheduled across the state. Topics will include Medicare Part A and B benefits, the Part D prescription drug benefit, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance, and key deadlines.
 
Last year, OSHIIP saved Ohioans a new OSHIIP record of $18 million assisting more than 193,000 people. OSHIIP, a program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, is the state’s official source for free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling.
 
For those unable to attend an event, OSHIIP has scheduled four public webinars about Medicare on March 16, June 15, Sept. 14 and Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Visit the Medicare Services section at www.insurance.ohio.gov to register. Ohioans can also contact OSHIIP at 800-686-1578 with questions and for Medicare enrollment assistance.
 
Below is a complete list of OSHIIP’s “Welcome to Medicare” events. All events start at 6 p.m.:
 
Muskingum Co. • Zanesville • April 6
 
Genesis HealthPlex
2800 Maple Ave., Zanesville, 43701
 
Franklin Co. • April 9, 15, 21, 23
 
Upper Arlington • April 9
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church
2300 Lytham Rd., Columbus, 43220
RSVP to 614-583-5326
Sponsored by the Upper Arlington
Commission on Aging
 
Dublin • April 15
Dublin Rec Center, Talla 2
5600 Post Rd., Dublin, 43017
RSVP to 614-410-4550
 
Grove City • April 21
E.L. Evans Senior Center
4330 Dudley Ave., Grove City, 43123
 
Columbus • April 23
Wexner Heritage Village
1151 College Ave., Columbus, 43209
 
Cuyahoga Co. • April 7, 8, 14, 16
 
Cleveland • April 7
Cleveland Food Bank
15500 S Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 44110
 
Independence • April 8
Independence Civic Center
6363 Selig Dr., Independence, 44131
 
Cleveland Heights • April 14
Cleveland Heights Office on Aging
1 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 44118
 
Strongsville • April 16
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, 44136
 
Butler Co. • West Chester • April 16
 
Chesterwood Village
8073 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, 45069
RSVP to 513-777-1400
 
Licking Co. • Newark • April 16
 
Licking County Aging Program, Inc.
1058 E Main St., Newark 43055
 
Lucas Co. • Sylvania • April 21
 
Sylvania Senior Center
7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 43560
 
Mahoning Co. • Youngstown • April 21
 
Senior Independence Senior Center
1110 5th Ave., Youngstown, 44504
 
Montgomery Co. • April 22, May 26
 
Vandalia • April 22
Vandalia Senior Center
21 Tionda Dr., Vandalia, 45377
 
Centerville • May 26
Dayton Jewish Community Center
525 Versailles Dr., Centerville, 45459
 
Medina Co. • Medina • April 23
 
Medina Hospital - Conference Center
1000 East Washington St., Medina, 44256
Please park in Lot B at the back of
hospital and go to Entrance A
 
Hamilton Co. • Cincinnati • April 28, 29
 
Cincinnati • April 28
Green Township Senior Center
3620 Epley Ln., Cincinnati, 45247
 
Blue Ash • April 29
Sycamore Senior Center
4455 Carver Woods Dr., Cincinnati, 45242
 
Huron Co. • Norwalk • April 29
 
Norwalk High School
Fisher Titus Learning Center
350 Shady Lane Dr., Norwalk, 44857
 
Stark Co. • Canton • April 30
 
Mercy Medical Center - Mercy Hall
Auditorium
1320 Mercy Dr. NW, Canton, 44708
RSVP to 1-800-223-8662
Please park in hospital garage
 
Clermont Co. • Cincinnati • May 5
 
Union Township Civic Center
4350 Aicholtz Rd., Cincinnati, 45245
RSVP to 513-947-7333
 
Union Co. • Marysville • May 5
 
Union County Senior Services
18000 Ohio 4, Marysville, 43040
 
Washington Co. • Marietta • May 11
 
O’Neill Center
333 Fourth St., Marietta, 45750
 
Clark Co. • Springfield • May 14
 
United Senior Services - Auditorium
101 S Fountain Ave., Springfield, 45502
 
Van Wert Co. • Van Wert • May 27
 
Van Wert County Council on Aging
220 Fox Rd., VanWert, 45891

 


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