Medicare Minute

Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc. – Preston County, WV

Do You Have Questions About Your Health Insurance Coverage?

You have a right to quality healthcare through your insurance plan – and a right to understand your health insurance coverage. We are here to help. 

Our SHIP (State Health Insurance Information Assistance Program) Counselors provide information and answers to your questions about Medicare, Medigap plans, and long-term care insurance plans. We also help beneficiaries and their families understand the Medicare prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) options available in West Virginia. In addition, SHIP counselors can help you understand medical bills, health insurance claims, and Medicare summary notices.

Help Comparing Medicare Supplement Plans

It can be hard to understand exactly what the Medicare program and your supplemental insurance plan coverage include. Whether you will be signing up soon, are a new beneficiary, or have been with the program for years, it is important to understand what out-of-pocket costs are involved, what coverage you actually have, and how to compare supplemental insurance plans to help ensure that you are making the best choices for your budget – and your healthcare needs. We can provide this information quickly and easily in a way you can understand.

Reliable Medicare Part D Prescription Coverage Information

Because Medicare Part D prescription copays and other out-of-pocket costs can change each year, it is important to get the most reliable and up-to-date information. Our counselors receive updates and training as changes happen that may affect your benefits. We can also provide information about drug discount programs and other options to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

For assistance, please call or visit your nearest Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc. senior center location or call West Virginia SHIP to receive information and advice from a trained SHIP Counselor.

  • Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc.: (304) 329-0464
  • SHIP (statewide toll-free number): 1-877-987-4463
  • WV SHIP Website