Confused By Medicare Part D? BACOA Offering Local Prescription Drug Plan Counseling

  • Mark DesJardins

    Mark DesJardins

Jack Macholl
Updated 8/14/2019 8:26 AM

Confusion about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug benefit is commonplace. Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, often referred to as Part D, is provided and organized by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. A variety of insurers offer different types of plans, so your monthly plan premium and out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs will vary based on your individual medical situation.

If you are grappling with your plan or simply feel its time to weigh your options, BACOA is offering free help with prescription drug counseling, plan evaluation and money saving tips from trained Senor Health Insurance Program (SHIP) advisers. The SHIP service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers, is designed to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed health care benefit decisions.


Appointments are available at BACOA's office in the Garlands and fill up quickly, so please phone (847) 381-5030 to secure your scheduled time.


The Barrington Area Council on Aging promotes vibrant, healthy aging by providing activities, education, and support to older adults and caregivers. Established in 1985, BACOA serves approximately 1,400 clients annually in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The BACOA Office is located at 6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100, in Barrington, or online at

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