Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment are pleased to announce a series of webinar events for Ohioans new to Medicare. These events will be conducted by staff from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) and will educate soon-to-be Medicare eligible Ohioans about their health insurance and prescription drug coverage options.
One popular vehicle in which our volunteers and staff serve Medicare consumers is through statewide in-person Welcome to Medicare events that start in May. This year, to ensure the health and safety of Ohioans, the Department is shifting to webinar-only events to assist Ohioans’ transition to Medicare.
Participants will receive the same detailed engagement from the Department’s team in an interactive setting with one-on-one follow-up opportunities, including for help with enrollment. A list of OSHIIP’s Welcome to Medicare webinars is available here and staff can also be reached at 1-800-686-1578 and OSHIIPmail@insurance.ohio.gov. Ohioans who have enrollment questions can also call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE. In 2019, OSHIIP worked with hundreds of thousands of Ohioans during outreach events, one-on-one meetings, and over the phone helping consumers save nearly $30 million. Medicare experts from the department will cover topics such as Medicare Part A and B benefits, Part D prescription drug coverage, Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance, and key deadlines.