Individuals eligible for Medicare Part D can receive free one-on-one help at enrollment assistant sessions at Lake Regional Hospital and Lake Regional Pharmacy.
Anyone who has Medicare Part A or Part B is eligible for assistance with prescriptions under Medicare. Eligible individuals can add, drop or change prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D, beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
For those currently on Medicare Part D plans who choose to make no changes or who miss the Dec. 7 deadline, the benefits selected for 2019 automatically will be selected for 2020. Plans become effective Jan. 1, 2020.
All five Lake Regional Pharmacy locations — Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach — will host Medicare Part D Assistance sessions during Open Enrollment. During these sessions, Senior Insurance Solutions representatives will help individuals choose the best plan for their needs. Dates and times for all sessions are listed at lakeregional.com/PartD. The sessions are free, but appointments are required; to schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the pharmacy location:
- Lake Regional Pharmacy – Camdenton: 573.346.2300
- Lake Regional Pharmacy – Eldon: 573.557.2231
- Lake Regional Pharmacy – Lake Ozark: 573.964.6200
- Lake Regional Pharmacy – Laurie: 573.374.7522
- Lake Regional Pharmacy – Osage Beach: 573.302.2700
On the day of your appointment, please bring your medication list and Medicare card with you.
In addition, CLAIM, Missouri’s health insurance assistance program, will provide free Medicare Part D assistance sessions at Lake Regional Hospital from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays and 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month during Open Enrollment. To make an appointment at the hospital with CLAIM, call 800.390.3330.
Lake Regional offers a variety of health education throughout the year, including health talks on weight loss, mental health, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area, and the hospital hosts a variety of support groups. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.