Staff and volunteers help seniors with Medicare, Medicaid, and some Social Security questions. They also provide information about regulations and coverage. There is no cost for these services.
People needing additional assistance in screening various Medicare plans should call Davis County Senior Services (801)525-5050 opt. 1 and ask for a case worker.
Medicare Parts A, B, and D
Anyone needing information regarding enrollment into any Medicare program, including people who are new to Medicare (initial enrollment period begins three months before a person’s 65th birthday month, the birthday month itself and the three months following), or any individual currently receiving Medicare benefits may receive counseling. Open enrollment allows people to reevaluate their personal needs and change plans if they desire. Open enrollment for all Advantage plans (most of which include Part D) as well as standalone Part D plans is from October 17th-November 30th.
A web-based screening tool assists with the Medigap plan with a stand-alone Part D plan or an Advantage plan (most of which include the Part D plan) enrollment process. This simple, easy to use Medicare Health Care or Prescription Drug Plan Finder website is designed to help qualifying people choose the program that is best for them. The secure website helps people find out which plan offers the best coverage based upon individual circumstances and medication needs. Health coverage needs as well as medication cost comparisons are available on the website. Specific medication and dosage can be entered directly into the secure website allowing better results based upon an individual’s personalized searches.
Based on the personal information entered, the secure website brings up all of the possible plan options available for enrollment. Three different plans can be compared at the same time. The plans can be sorted by plan name, estimated annual cost, annual deductible, monthly drug premium or monthly drug cost. Online enrollment is another convenient feature of this website.