Welcome to the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
AN AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
The October-November edition of our WCAAA Insider is now available by clicking the image. You can also view all of our newsletters by clicking the button below.
Preparing for Open Enrollment 2020
October 15 – December 7, 2019
Below are open enrollment events currently scheduled for our area. (please note: all events require an appointment)
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the national largest FREE tax preparation program is looking for volunteers in the Waterbury area for the coming season. We are in need of Local Coordinators, Client Faciliators as well as Tax Counselors. If you have an interest in helping others, are good with numbers and comfortable with computers this may the the opportunity for you. To learn more about our program, please visit http://www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or
complete an application @ http://www.aarpfoundation.org.taxaidevolunteer and one of our local volunteers will contact you to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.
Medicare Part C & D Drug Screening Form
Below you can download and print a Drug Screening form. Once we have received the completed form, the CHOICES Department will return a plan comparison for the three plans with the lowest costs available to you. Please note, you will not be enrolled into a plan unless you actively request and approve those changes to your Medicare coverage. Keep in mind that the deadline to make changes to your Medicare 2019 coverage is December 7th 2019.
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Get Ready: TRICARE Open Season, Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov. 11
September 18, 2019
Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change health plans for the next year. Now is the time to think through whether you or your family members want to make changes to your current health, dental, and vision plan coverage. Two open seasons run at the same time this fall: TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. Both open seasons begin on Nov. 11 and end on Dec. 9. Enrollment choices made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Provider Network Meeting 09/18/2019
The WCAAA’s BRASS Information & Assistance Specialist hosted the Provider network meeting at the WCAAA with State Senator Joan Hartley as our guest. Senator Hartley received praise for her support of the nutrition legislation last legislative session. She noted that some State laws affecting seniors changed/improved last year and new proposals will likely be put forth in the fall. Attendees had an opportunity to voice concerns as well as communicate suggestions on programs, services and potential changes in laws. A delicious breakfast was prepared by “The Art of Yum’. Call the WCAAA for the Provider Network meeting schedule, 203-757-5449 EXT 168.