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BRIEF: Local 'Welcome to Medicare' event slated for May 7

By Norwalk Reflector, Ohio
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

March 27--State officials will hold 19 "Welcome to Medicare" events across Ohio in April and May. The purpose of the events is to help consumers and their families understand the basics of Medicare.

The local session will take place at 6 p.m.May 7 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

The program is called the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).

"In 2013, the Department's OSHIIP program helped Ohioans save more than $16 million," Lt. Gov. and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said. "With events scheduled in every region of the state this spring, I encourage Ohioans who recently enrolled in Medicare or those becoming eligible later this year to attend and learn more about their coverage options."

OSHIIP helped more than 160,000 Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million in 2013. That figure includes a record $8.96 million saved during the fall open enrollment period.

For more information about this event and Medicare, call OSHIIP at

(800) 686-1578 and visit www.insurance.ohio.gov.

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(c)2014 the Norwalk Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio)

Visit the Norwalk Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio) at www.norwalkreflector.com

Distributed by MCT Information Services

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