June 2018 – Case Manager News

June 2018 – Case Manager News

June – Case Manager News

(Posted 5/24/2018)

The Verona Caregiver support group is a fantastic group of people that support each other in all stages of caregiving and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00. Club 108 is available as respite for your loved one while you attend if needed. Also, if you know a caregiver and have some time to spare, ask them if they need a break. Provide an afternoon of respite. Wash the windows. Anything you can do to help the caregiver will be appreciated more than you’ll know. Many caregivers won’t ask for the help, so by reaching out to them would be so, so helpful.

NEW MEDICARE CARDS ARE COMING! The new card will no longer have your social security number on it. Here are some facts about the new Medicare cards – They will be mailed to you at no cost between April 2018-April 2019. If someone calls and tells you there is a cost to get your card, this is a scam. Nobody will call you from Medicare or Social Security asking for your banking information or your social security number. According to Medicare.gov, residents in Wisconsin should receive your new card sometime after June of this year. When your new card arrives, destroy your old card.

Kim and I will be sending out case management updates by email; changes to Medicare, scam alerts and more. If you’d like to receive case management emails, please call or email either Kim or I at kim.crowell@ci.verona.wi.us or becky.losby@ci.verona.wi.us.

What do you call a pony with a cough? A little horse. What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto. Why wouldn’t the shrimp share his treasure? Because he was a little shellfish.

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind ~ Seals and Crofts



Assistance Paying Your Medicare Premiums and Costs

 If you meet the eligibility criteria, the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary or Medicare Premium Assistance program in Wisconsin may pay your required premiums, coinsurance, and deductibles for both Part A (hospital-related costs) and B (physician-related costs), depending on the program.

The key requirements include that you are eligible for Medicare Part A and the amount of your total assets and your monthly income do not exceed a certain amount. Your assets cannot exceed $7,390 if you are single and $11,090 if you are a couple. The income limits vary based on the assistance program and could be about $1,000 to $1,200 per month if you are single and about $1,300 to $1,600 for a couple.

Our Case Managers, Becky Losby and Kim Crowell, can help you call for benefit eligibility information or to apply through the Capital Consortium, an agency that administers and enrolls Wisconsin residents for these types of programs. Contact us to schedule a time to come to the Senior Center or for us to go to your home.