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Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia wants to let Medicare-eligible individuals know that virtual benefits counseling Is available

HAMPTON ROADS (Sept. 23, 2020) –  Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (SSSEVA) wants Medicare-eligible residents living in the metro South Hampton Roads cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach and the Western Tidewater cities of Franklin, Smithfield, and  Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties to know that certified benefits counselors are available to safely help individuals navigate the 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment season, October 15 – December 7.

As they have been doing since the pandemic began in early spring 2020, SSSEVA benefits counselors have been working virtually and by telephone with Medicare-eligible individuals, providing unbiased assistance with first-time Medicare enrollment.  Benefits counselors have also been helping those who are already enrolled in Medicare Part A, and due to a recent job loss because of the pandemic find themselves without employer health care coverage, and need to enroll in Medicare Part B (outpatient coverage) and/or Part D (prescription drug plan).

During Open Enrollment, benefits counselors will be helping those who need to sign up for Medicare Part D, whether for the first time or if they would like to make a change in their current plan.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia’s program is part of VICAP, the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program.

Individuals who would like to schedule an appointment or learn more, can call the Benefits hotline at 757-222-4524 or can email Bonnie at 

 For more information, go to Medicare Benefits Counseling