Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program

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  • Medicare 101 - Living Well, Aging Well Summit
    Saturday, April 16
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center

    12000 Government Center Parkway
    Fairfax, VA 22035
    Register online or call
    703-324-7647, TTY 711

  • Medicare 101
    Wednesday, June 15
    2-4 p.m.
    Reston Community Center

    2310 Colts Neck Road
    Reston, VA 20191
    To register: Contact
    Karen Brutsché at
    703-390-6157, TTY 711

Call 703-324-5851, TTY 711 to request a presentation for your local community group!



Tips, Tools and Links

Medicare Open Season Ends December 7!

Medicare – apply for health and drug plans & find information.

Medicare 101 Presentation (PDF)

Find Medicare Participating Physicians

Find Medicaid Participating Physicians

Health Exchange Marketplace

Medicare Drug Coverage Worksheet (PDF) – organize your information before reviewing.

Medicare Plan Finder – review your options with this tool.

Tip Sheet for Reviewing Plans in the Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare and Hospital Observation Care (PDF) – what you should know.

Medicare Coverage of Preventive Care Services

Preventive Care Services Quick Reference Chart (PDF)

Low-Income Subsidy Program (PDF) – lower out-of-pocket medication costs.

Federal Poverty Guidelines (PDF)

Health Insurance Options for Immigrants to USA

More Tips, Tools and Links





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Bill Vaughan of the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program discusses Medicare Open Season, that one time a year when Medicare beneficiaries make critical decisions about their health coverage.

Listen now to quick and easy explanations of how to get the most out of Medicare.

audio icon What You Should Know about Medicare Open Season and the Medicare Prevention Benefits (09:16) // Transcript (Taped 10/2011 - Information is still current.)



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Contact Us

Call 703-324-5851, TTY 711  for help understanding Medicare, Medigap, drug plans and long-term care insurance

Go to Services for Older Adults in Fairfax County or call 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186 for service information.

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