Health Insurance / Medicare Counseling
New to Medicare and have questions? We've got answers. Contact the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364 to learn more.
Our staff counsels individuals and provides workshops to the public on Medicare.
Central Vermont Council on Aging provides information, counseling, and assistance to all Medicare eligible persons under the auspices of the State Health Insurance Program or “SHIP”. We can answer your questions about Medicare, private insurance plans, supplemental insurance plans, and Vermont State insurance programs. We offer regularly scheduled “Medicare & You"” workshops to the public in locations convenient to you.
Watch the video below for a walk through of the Medicare.gov Plan Finder website to complete a drug plan comparision.
We offer the following programs:
Health Insurance Counseling
Health Insurance Counseling is available to answer your questions about Medicare or other insurance plans, including the Vermont State programs. We can also guide you through your online enrollment.
CVCOA provides helpful information about Medicare Prescription Part D and how to enroll. We also offer individual assistance by phone. For an appointment call 1 (802) 479-0531.
Medicare & You Workshops at CVCOA
We offer monthly Medicare & You Workshops to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. These sessions take place remotely using Zoom. To participate, register by calling 1 (802) 479-0531 or by sending an email with your name, address, phone number, and the date of the workshop you would like to attend, to: [email protected]. We will then email you information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom.
2023 Medicare and You Workshop Schedule:
October 10, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
November 14, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
December 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
2024 Medicare and You Workshop Schedule:
January 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
February 13, 5:00-7:00 PM
March 13, 2:00-4:00 PM
April 9, 5:00-7:00 PM
May 14, 2:00-4:00 PM
June 11, 5:00-7:00 PM
July 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
August 6, 5:00-7:00 PM
September 10, 2:00-4:00 PM
October 8, 5:00-7:00 PM
November 5, 2:00-4:00 PM
December 10, 5:00-7:00 PM
Advantage Plan Basics
For those wishing to explore Medicare on your own, we recommend the following videos from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: