Stories tagged with: Medicare

June 22, 2010 - 6:02pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

If you are on Medicare, listen up. WHIZ has tips on how to protect yourself from someone who may be trying to take your money.

Starting this week, senior citizens who have fallen into the Medicare "donut hole" will begin to receive $250 checks making them easy targets for scammers. The checks require no action for those receiving them and do not require applications.


"The individuals do not need to do anything at all. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid...

April 5, 2010 - 5:48pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Nearly 70 thousand Ohioans are eligible for subsidies that would mean paying less money for prescriptions at the pharmacy.

The program, called "Extra Help," applies to those who receive prescription drug coverage through Medicare.

"It is possible, depending upon their income limit, that they can save up to $3,900 a year in prescription costs, " says Muskingum County Job and Family Services supervisor, Dana McKean.

However, not many people are taking...

October 28, 2009 - 4:14pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Muskingum County seniors will have the opportunity to get help staying warm this winter.

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is offering help to older folks in the area to fill out applications for the heating assistance program, or HEAP.

Supportive Services Director Debra Smith said the income requirement has gone up this year, allowing more people to use the program. She said it is now 200-percent of the poverty level.

"People have told me that they get $200...

October 1, 2009 - 11:04am
4 years 47 weeks ago

Changes are coming to the Muskingum County Home in an effort to get the facility Medicare and Medicaid certified.

On Monday, Sarah Weber-Somers will begin as the new administrator of the county home. Hiring an administrator was a necessary requirement in the process to get certified.

"She's going to be very helpful in helping us through the process of the certification of need, which we have submitted to the Ohio Department of Health," says Rebecca Cooper, out-going...

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