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Welcome to the website for the YC Area Agency on Aging

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, York County Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Modified operations for essential services and programs have been implemented in all County Departments.

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The primary focus of the York County Area Agency on Aging is to provide education, advocacy and coordination of community-based services to empower older adults to maximize their independence and quality of life. 


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APPRISE is the Pennsylvania State Health Insurance Assistance Program. APPRISE volunteers are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, prescription drugs, preventive care, and to assist you with your paperwork. The counselors have direct access to State and Federal Medicare information and resources.

Currently, all appointments are being conducted over the phone or virtually.

Call the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9008 or 1-800-632-9073.
 


Upcoming Pre-Retiree Seminars

Are you near retirement or recently retired, and confused about choosing Medicare plans?  We can help!  Attend one of these free virtual seminars from the comforts of your home!  Choose the session that fits your schedule.  You will get the facts and learn to better navigate the Medicare system.

WHEN:            Thursday, April 29 
                         Thursday, May 27
                         Thursday, June 24
                         Thursday, July 22
                         
HOW:               ZOOM

TIME:               6 – 8:30 pm  

These free events will be presented by the York County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE Program.   

Seminar topics include:  

  • Review of benefits provided under Medicare
  • Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan coverage options
  • Medicare prescription drug coverage and tools to navigate the “Drug Plan Finder”
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicare Preventive Services
  • Supplemental Insurance/Medigap Plans
  • MyMedicare.gov and other technological tools

Pre-registration and a valid email address are required.  Please call (717) 771-9008 or 1-800-632-9073 or email aging@yorkcountypa.gov for registration and further information.  


Don’t wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31

Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options? Each year, there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these:

  • Switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan with or without drug coverage
  • Go back to Original Medicare and, if needed, also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

If you switch Medicare Advantage Plans or go back to Original Medicare with or without a Medicare drug plan, your new coverage will start the first day of the month after your new plan gets your request for coverage. Keep in mind, if you go back to Original Medicare now, you may not be able to buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy.

The Medicare Plan Finder can help you find, compare, and enroll in a new Medicare Advantage Plan or a Medicare drug plan in your area. You can call the APPRISE program at 717-771-9008 for assistance. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1- 800-633-4227) for help. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period isn’t for people who already have Original Medicare.

It’s important to understand and be confident in your Medicare coverage choices. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your plan, check out your options today. Remember, this Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment Period ends March 31. 

     

 

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