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Medicare Information:

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Insurance provides Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information and one-on-one counseling through a program called the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). OSHIIP's hotline experts, speaker's bureau, and trained volunteers educate consumers about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Advantage options, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance matters. Contact OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578.

Medicare Basics
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

Long-term Care Insurance

More About the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
 
The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), funded by a federal grant, was founded in 1992 to provide Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information and one-on-one counseling. If you need help understanding Medicare, please contact the OSHIIP division Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm.
 
Calendar
 
Search the calendar for Welcome to Medicare seminars, Medicare 101 talks, Medicare check-up days, Medicare trainings.
 
Find a 2018 OSHIIP Medicare Check Up event near you.  Learn about recent changes to Medicare. Find out how the October 15-December 7 Medicare Annual Enrollment period can work for you.  Get tips on how to enroll for 2019 coverage in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and/or a Medicare Advantage plan.
 
Can't make an event in person? Join OSHIIP for a 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment webinar.  Click on a date to register:
 
 
Turning 65? New to Medicare?  Join OSHIIP for a Welcome to Medicare webinar. Click on a date to register:
 
Contact Information
 
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) Hotline: 1-800-686-1578
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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578