The PA Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) Program offers free, confidential, unbiased, and easy-to-understand information to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers to assist them in making informed health insurance decisions that optimize cost-savings and access to health care and benefits.
PA MEDI Counselors Can Help You:
Understand Medicare eligibility, when to enroll, and how to avoid penalties
Understand Medicare coverage, Medicare Parts A and B, and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Benefits
Understand the Medicare Summary Notice and Annual Notice of Change
Make informed choices about Medicare coverage options, Medigap policies, and Medicare Advantage Plans
Review eligibility and apply for assistance programs to help pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and prescription drug costs
Understand and assist with the Medicare appeal process
Understand benefits under Long Term Care policies ... and more!
Community Education & Outreach for Businesses and Organizations
PA MEDI is the known and trusted resource for Medicare information. As a community based local network housed in Area Agencies on Aging, we provide educational presentations, in-person and virtually, to community groups, individuals, and at Health Fairs and Senior
Expos on various topics:
- Medicare 101
- Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs
- Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period
- How to avoid Part B and/or Part D Penalties
PA MEDI’s presentations and programs are available in-person, via phone, or virtual format through your local Area Agency on Aging. Additionally, PA MEDI provides educational programs to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers.
Become a PA MEDI Volunteer!
Many PA MEDI counselors are volunteers who start out as concerned citizens with a question or issue regarding their own health insurance. Once they find the answer through PA MEDI, they want to learn more and share what they have learned with others.
PA MEDI Volunteers
- Become a counselor, a speaker, or assist with administrative tasks or data entry.
- Receive free training on topics like Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicare prescription drug coverage, appeals, fraud and abuse, and more.