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Choose best Medicare New card to
plan to fit your needs better protect
your identity
Contributed by Kirk Larson, CONTACT US Medicare prescription drug
Social Security Washington coverage. It might include You asked, and we
Public Affairs Specialist Find the best plan in your extra benefits and services for listened. New Medicare
area at extra costs. You must have cards without Social Security
Medicare is the federal a-plan. For help, contact Part A and Part B to enroll in numbers will be mailed out
health insurance program the Statewide Health Part C. Monthly premiums between April 2018 and
for ages 65 or older, younger Insurance Benefits Advisors. vary depending on the state April 2019. This step is to
people with disabilities, and SHIBA is part of the you live in, private insurer and help keep information more
people with permanent kidney Washington State Insurance whether you select a health secure and protect your
failure. The different parts of Commissioner’s consumer maintenance organization identity. You’ll receive a new
Medicare help cover specific protection services designed or a preferred provider Medicare number that will
services. The Social Security to help answer health organization. be used only for Medicare
Administration encourages care questions. Get free, coverage. The card won’t
those with Medicare and their unbiased assistance by Part D change your coverage or
families to review drug and calling 800-562-6900 or benefits.
health plan coverage options visiting Medicare prescription
for 2018. More benefits, Go to or drug coverage helps cover n If your address needs
choices and lower costs are prescription costs. Many to be corrected, contact
available. The Medicare Open people pay a premium for Part Social Security at
Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7. for Part B. Some high-income D. People with low income and myaccount or call 800-772-
individuals pay more than resources might qualify for 1213. TTY users can call
Medicare has four parts to the standard premium. If you extra help to pay the premium 800-325-0778.
keep you covered: don’t enroll in Medicare Part B and deductible. If you don’t
during your initial enrollment enroll in a Medicare drug plan n Beware of anyone who
Part A period and decide to do so when you’re first eligible, you contacts you about a new
later, coverage might be might pay a late enrollment Medicare card. We’ll never
Hospital insurance helps delayed and you might have to penalty if you join a plan ask you to give us personal
cover inpatient hospital care, pay a higher monthly premium later. You’ll have to pay the or private information to
skilled nursing care, hospice for as long as you have Part B. penalty for as long as you have receive a new Medicare
care, and home health care. Medicare prescription drug number and card.
Most people get Medicare Part Part C coverage. To see whether you
A premium-free because it is qualify, go to LEARN MORE
earned by working and paying Medicare advantage allows prescriptionhelp.
Social Security taxes. you to receive all of your To get additional help,
health care services through go to
Part B a provider organization. This pubs/pdf/12002-new-
plan offers all benefits and medicare-card-flyer.pdf.
Medical insurance helps services covered under Part A
cover services from doctors and Part B, usually including
and other outpatient health
care providers, outpatient care,
home health care, durable
medical equipment and some
preventive services. Most
people pay a monthly premium

provides healthful food and
n First-time license fee is $35 nutrition information for you and
n Renewal fees are $5 until Oct. 31
($35 after) your child up to age 5.
n The first helper permit is free,
additional helper permits are $5 NEXT DATE
Questions? Contact Hope Rieden, Biologist for
the Department of Fish and Wildlife, at 360- 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
709-1857 or Nov. 2 at the Chehalis
Tribal Wellness Center


Debbie Gardipee-Reyes, 360-462-3227 or Patty Suskin,
360-462-3224; Chehalis: Debra Shortman, 360-709-1689
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