Monthly Medicare assistance continues April 17 at Schweyer’s office

ALLENTOWN, April 9 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, continues his monthly Medicare assistance meetings at his office next week.

On the third Tuesday of every month, an APPRISE counselor is at Schweyer’s Allentown office -- 1912 S. 4th St. -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for people wishing to sign up for Medicare, or those who want to change their plan.

Appointments for April 17 assistance are required by calling Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270.

The counselor is available to answer questions about 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.

Schweyer said because May 15 is primary election day, next month’s Medicare assistance will be available at his Senior Fair on May 18 at the East Side Youth Center.