Medicare

Walworth County Medicare Information

Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (CMS) Please visit http://www.medicare.gov for the most up to date source of information.

If you’re turning 65, new to Medicare and need assistance, the Walworth County ADRC is great place to start.  

ADRC Brochure  Spanish ADRC Brochure

The Elder Benefit Specialist, EBS, program is your “RED TAPE cutter” in Walworth County and will assist seniors over the age of 60 with their questions about Medicare and Benefits.  English EBS Brochure  Spanish EBS brochure

The Disability Benefit Specialist, DBS, program is a service of Wisconsin’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers.   Disability benefit specialist provide services to people with disabilities ages 18-59. English DBS Brochure  Spanish DBS Brochure

Welcome to Medicare Workshops

If you will become eligible for Medicare soon, it may be beneficial for you to attend one of the Welcome to Medicare workshops at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Walworth County. These workshops will cover what you need to know about your Medicare benefits, options, insurance coverage and medication coverage.

The workshops are held in the Walworth County Room at Walworth County Health and Human Services, 1910 County Rd NN, Elkhorn. Attendees are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications for a Medicare Part D assessment.  To register call (262) 741-3400 or 1-800-365-1587.

*Interpreters will be provided upon prior request. *

If you are not able to come to a workshops for health reasons, we ask that you watch the Medicare 101 video and visit www.medicare.gov.  After viewing the video, you can call and a folder will be mailed to you with the option to set up a phone consultation with the Elder Benefit Specialist.

A great Wisconsin resource is from GWAAR: What You Should Know before turning 65

Get Medicare’s “What’s Covered” App: https://www.medicare.gov/blog/whats-covered-mobile-app

Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Drug Plan and Medicare Advantage Plan Changes:  October 15 – December 7.

Call for a free non biases assessment of your Part D Drug plan and/or Medicare Advantage Plan by November 15. 262-741-3400