Free Medicare check-up day event coming to Coshocton County

| November 26, 2018

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will visit Coshocton County to hold a Medicare Check-Up Day event on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Coshocton Senior Center located at 201 Browns Lane in Coshocton. The event will begin at 9:00am. Call (740) 622-4852 to RSVP.

“Medicare Open Enrollment is a once-a-year opportunity for Ohioans who are enrolled in Medicare to compare plans and find one that fits their needs at a price that’s right for them,” said Jillian Froment, director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “We are holding Medicare Check-Up Day events statewide to ensure Ohioans have access to up-to-date information they need to better understand their options for 2019.” During Medicare’s annual open enrollment, Ohioans can:

  • Change or continue current prescription drug plan;
  • Select a Medicare Advantage Plan, designed for  comprehensive health and drug coverage; and
  • Learn about recent updates to plan changes and financial assistance programs.

Protecting Against Fraud and Identity Theft

Froment advises Ohioans to be aware of predatory sales practices during open enrollment. The Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will be present at Check-Up Day events to encourage Medicare recipients to protect their Medicare card and explain how to avoid fraudulent behavior. Consumers that suspect wrongdoing should call the department’s Fraud and Enforcement hotline at 1-800-686-1527 or the SMP at 1-800-488-6070.

Those unable to attend a Medicare Check-Up Day event can contact OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Information including specific plan details is available at

To view a complete listing of Medicare Check-Up Day events, visit OSHIIP’s Medicare Check-Up and Annual Enrollment page at

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