Southeastern Illinois Agency On Aging
and YOUR providers are focused on your overall health and ellbeing!
Closing the Coverage Gap: 2013 Donut Hole Discounts.
In plan year 2013, Medicare beneficiaries who reach the Coverage Gap (Donut Hole) will receive a 21% discount on generic drugs purchased and continue to receive a 52.5% (50% paid by the drug manufacturer and 2.5% paid by the Medicare Part D plan) discount on brand name drugs.
The 2012-2013 Poverty Guide for
2012 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines: LIS Qualification
The 2012 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Guidelines determine the income level requirements for people applying for the Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program. If your income is below 135% of the FPL ($15,079.50 if you are single or $20,425.50 for married couples), you could qualify for the full Low Income Subsidy (resource limits also apply - see chart above). Even if you don’t qualify for full LIS benefits, you could be eligible for partial LIS benefits if your income level is at or below 150% FPL (resource limits also apply - see chart above). Remember, the LIS subsidy helps to pay both your monthly plan premiums and drug costs.
Did you know you have many options!
****Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies you never got. Medicare fraud costs Medicare a lot of money each year****.
Examples of possible Medicare fraud
Fraud is different from abuse. Abuse happens when doctors or suppliers don't follow good medical practices, which leads to unnecessary costs to Medicare, improper payment, or services that aren't medically necessary.
A complaint about the quality of care you got from a doctor, hospital, or other provider or facility isn't considered fraud or abuse. The Office of the Medicare Ombudsman (OMO) can help you if you have a complaint about your quality of care. For more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE.***
Special event held at Lawrenceville Senior Center each month: A fabulous luncheon which provides you with great information! So join in and enjoy great food, fellowship and an opportunity to ask questions with their special guest.
Contact: Terri Frizzi
1705 12th St.
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Each Senior Center offers: Blood pressure checks, exercise class, defensive driving class, free legal assistance, Senior Health Assistance (Medicare Part D, Benefits Access Applications, Information/Referral), Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and support groups in Hamilton, White and Richland, Transportation, Travel events, Congregate and Home Delivered meals, Caregiver assistance (GAP, Respite), Senior Health Insurance assistance, telephone reassurance and information and assistance to name a few. Contact your local Senior Center (see senior center tab) to get a calendar and start today! Membership is not required at any site.
Veterans Independence Program
Veterans Independence Program: Since 1984. the Veterans outreach
program of Illinois has Helped Illinois Veterans obtain employment and
improve their lives. We are the premier
provider of employment services to the veteran community in Illinois.
Eacy year, we help approximately 300 veterans obtain and retain
employment as well as work with an additional 1,000
veterans through case management services which include: assistance with
housing, health care (physical and mental), substance abuse, financial
matters. education, nutrition, transportation and legal
issues. The Veterans Outreach Program of Illinois also helps veteran's
access benefits and coordinate with existing community agencies and
institutions in a concerned effort to provide a
complete range of services to help veterans of Illinois become
self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Since our
founding, we have helped thousands of struggling veterans with
unemployment issues. Contact your local VA Medical Center or our Area Agency for more information.
Effingham City-County Committee on Aging - Senior Services provides residents, aged
60 and older, a number of programs and services that facilitate healthy
aging. The Illinois Department on Aging, Midland Area Agency on Aging
and Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging provide funding and technical
assistance for programs and services. Effingham City/County Committee
on Agings' Senior Services is awarded the contract as the Case
Coordination Unit (CCU) for the Counties of Clay, Crawford, Effingham,
Fayette, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland and Marion in Illinois. http://eccoa.info/services_OV.asp
Shawnee Alliance - Since 1983 Shawnee Health Service, through the Shawnee Alliance
for Older Adults program, has served persons over the age of sixty (60)
and their caregivers. Program goals include providing
access to services which enable older adults to maximize their
independence and remain in the community, advocating for the rights of
older adults and their quality of life in the community and in nursing
homes, and protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and
exploitation. Shawnee Alliance provides services throughout the lower thirteen counties of Illinois. http://www.shsdc.org/index.php?page=senior_services
Centers for Independent Living
Opportunities For Access - Empowering persons
with different abilities an opportunity to increase all aspects of
community living. http://ofacil.org/
Illinois Department on Aging's Budget announced -http://www.illinois.gov/aging
As the 60+ population continues to grow in our region, Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging is working through the Illinois Department on Aging and the Administration on Aging to increase the awareness of needs, developing programs and seek funding for those programs which in turn will be delivered to you.
60+ population expected to increase 24.3% by the year 2030.