Apprise - Health Insurance Counseling
APPRISE Insurance Counseling Service
APPRISE counselors are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about health insurance. Specifically, APPRISE can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance as well the new prescription drug plans.
The Chester County Department of Aging Services has a voicemail box designated for the APPRISE program. Please call (610) 344-5004 and leave your name, phone number, and a short message. You will receive a phone call back from an APPRISE counselor within 24 hours. You can also email us - please type APPRISE in the subject line.
Medicare Savings Programs
Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy
If you will be joining the ranks of Medicare soon, are already in the Medicare system and have questions, or you just want to understand what this Medicare is all about, this session is for you! At these sessions members of the APPRISE program will present an overview of Medicare including the definitions of Medicare A, B, C; explanation of the drug benefit (Part D), types of health care insurance available in Chester County, benefits available for low income beneficiaries and things to consider when selecting your medical coverage. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Please click on the following shortcut for dates, locations and times for these sessions. Medicare 101 CalendarIf you would like to learn more now, please click on the following shortcut to view or download a copy of the Medicare Presentation! Medicare 101
Medicare Annual Open Enrollment - October 15 - December 7, 2017
You can join, switch or disenroll from a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, a Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare with or without a Medicare Part D Plan. APPRISE counselors can provide you with clear, easy to understand information about your Medicare options and can assist in comparing plans for 2018. We will also screen you to see if you qualify for any financial assistance programs to get help paying for your prescription drugs or Part B premium.
Please find contact information to schedule Medicare Annual Open Enrollment appointments here.
APPRISE Counseling Sites
Counselors will be available periodically at the following locations. Please call ahead to find the current schedule.
|Church of the Good Samaritan||212 W. Lancaster Ave.||Paoli||610-344-6035
|Coatesville Senior Center||250 Harmony St.||Coatesville||610-383-6900
|Downingtown Senior Center
||983 E. Lancaster Ave.
|Government Services Center -
Dept. of Aging Services
|601 Westtown Rd.,
|Kennett Area Senior Center
||427 S. Walnut St.
|Oxford Senior Center
||12 E. Locust St.
|Phoenixville Senior Center
||153 Church St.
|Surrey Services for Seniors||60 Surrey Way (formerly
|West Chester Senior Center||530 E. Union St.||West Chester||610-431-4242
APPRISE Volunteers, visit the APPRISE Resource Page.