Many residents have Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance. Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 runs from October 15 to December 7, 2018. It is time to examine health or prescription changes that have taken place in the last year and whether these might warrant checking out other available Medicare supplemental insurance plans. Additionally, you may have questions regarding options that might be necessary for future health issues.

Jennifer Simon is an Erickson employee who is a licensed insurance agent for Erickson Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered by United Healthcare. Erickson Advantage is available only to Erickson Living residents. She is willing to answer any questions that you or your family members have regarding your current health insurance, even if you do not have Erickson Advantage coverage. However, to obtain the most specific answers and best options for you, you should be prepared to share your current benefits and premium plans with Jennifer.

Jennifer is well versed in the specific benefits that are available for Charlestown residents in both Independent Living and Continuing Care through Erickson Advantage.  This includes an onsite Member Services Representative to answer benefit and health insurance questions, help with arranging doctor’s appointments, and arrange for transportation to medical appointments. There is also a Care Coordinator, a registered nurse, who assists members with managing their health care needs.

Medicare regulations prevent Jennifer, from contacting residents who are not members of Erickson Advantage. So, it’s up to you to contact her. You may call or email Jennifer at any time to set up an individual appointment at 443-297-3110 or leaving your name, address, phone and/or email address on her voicemail, if she is out. Family members may also attend appointments.

Charlie Eichenlaub
Communications Committee