Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging recently discussed elderly prescriptions and extra financial assistance with local residents that qualified for the state’s Medicare Savings Program at the Delta AHEC Center.

 

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging recently discussed elderly prescriptions and extra financial assistance with local residents that qualified for the state’s Medicare Savings Program at the Delta AHEC Center.
“The Medicare Savings Program provides limited coverage to supplement Medicare recipients, which varies, based on income, ranging from payment of the Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-insurance for low-income individuals to paying only a portion of the Medicare Part B premium for individuals with higher incomes,” reported Bob Edwards, Division of Aging and Adult Services Program supervisor.  According to Edwards, these services are offered everyday; however, many locals are unaware of the potential savings that are being offered. 
“Even if you think you might not qualify, you should still apply.  What many have found is that even if you might not qualify this time, the total monthly income and eligibility changes with each year so you may qualify in the future,” he continued. 
Edwards says the bottom line is that the Medicare savings programs have been around for several years and they’ve helped many people save money. 
“I encourage you to become more familiar with what the program offers you and be sure to apply today,” he said.