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Press Release - June 3, 2011

Lt. Governor Taylor Announces OSHIIP “Welcome to Medicare” Event

Educational session set for June 8 at Shelby Senior Center


COLUMBUS Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced the Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is hosting a “Welcome to Medicare” event on Wednesday, June 8 starting at 6 p.m. at the Shelby Senior Center. The facility is located at 304 South West Ave., Sidney, Ohio.

“This event is a great opportunity for new beneficiaries to talk face-to-face with our staff about Medicare benefits,” Taylor said. “We will be in Shelby County to help citizens there transition into new health insurance coverage and to address any questions or concerns they may have.”

OSHIIP provides unbiased information and counseling to people covered by Medicare. This event, led by OSHIIP trainer Lynn Heskett, provides a chance for those who just joined Medicare and soon-to-be beneficiaries to learn the basics of the program, the benefits it provides, and deadlines they have to meet. Information will also be shared about supplemental insurance policies, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage.

For more information about the event and Medicare, please contact OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578.

Additional information about Medicare is available at www.medicare.gov and by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
Mike DeWine, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578