Information & Assistance Coordinator
She is available by appointment to discuss your needs and assist in determining the appropriate resources needed.
Call or email to make an appointment and discuss your needs.
Phone contact list of area resources. Click here to view and then print the list of area resources
Mysteries of Medicare: Medicare and Employer-Based Insurance
If you are covered by a group health plan (GHP) at the company where you or your spouse is actively employed at the time you become eligible for Medicare it is important to understand how Medicare and employer-based insurance plans share costs.
For those becoming eligible for Medicare because of age, if your GHP coverage is through a company with 20 or more employees, that plan is your primary insurer until you (or your spouse if the source of your coverage) retire or otherwise lose coverage. This means that you do not need to sign up for Medicare until the GHP coverage ends, at which time you will have a Special Enrollment Period when you can enroll in Medicare, a Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan, and Part D (prescription) plan. However, if your coverage comes through a company with fewer than 20 employees, your GHP is usually secondary to Medicare. You must have a primary insurer to be assured of coverage, so if this is your situation it is important to enroll in Medicare when you turn 65. If you become eligible for Medicare because of disability, the only difference is that if the company has 100 or more employees, the GHP coverage is primary, under 100 employees, it is secondary. Always confirm the type of coverage you have with your employer.
To find out more, contact an APPRISE counselor by calling the Kennett Senior Center 610-444-4819 to set up an appointment, calling the APPRISE helpline at 610-344-5004, or by email at email@example.com. APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s statewide program of free insurance consultation under the auspices of the Chester Co. Department of Aging Services and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Visit our website at http://www.chesco.org/477/Apprise-Health-Insurance-Counseling
Call Lizabeth Conners at the Kennett Senior Center for more information and to make an appointment with an APPRISE counselor 610-444-4819.
Kennett Area Senior Center Provides These Services
- Assisted Senior Program
- Information and Referral Services
- LiHeap Energy Assistance
- Medicare \ Medicaid Counseling
- Rent Rebate Assistance – Deadline 12/31/19
- Senior Food Box (monthly from Chester County Foodbank)
- Tax preparation assistance (AARP)
- AARP Safe Driver Course
- Reading or filling out forms
Chester County Food Bank
Chester County Senior Food Box Program (CCSFBP)
This program that helps seniors gain access to nutritious foods so they can better improve their health. Each food box may contain: fruit, non-perishable proteins, vegetables, carbohydrates & dairy.
To qualify for the program, participants must be:
- 60 years or older
- Low Income
- A resident of Chester County, PA
Proof of age is required at sign up. There is no charge for this food. If you qualify, then the CCSFBP Box can be picked up on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 1pm-3pm. If you cannot pick up the box on this day or by the second week of the month, please call.
For more information contact Lizabeth Conners, 610-444-4819 x105