Weekly Medicare assistance starts Monday at Schweyer’s office

Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, will hold weekly Medicare open enrollment meetings t his office.

“Every Monday through Dec. 4, we will have an APPRISE counselor in my district office for people wishing to sign up for Medicare, or those who want to change their plan. This is a time when current Medicare users can choose to re-evaluate part of their Medicare coverage and compare it against other plans on the market,” Schweyer said.

The visits will take place Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Appointments are required by calling Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270.

The APPRISE counselor will be available to help answer questions about original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help.