Heather: WELL, CARLE AND CHRISTIE CLINIC ARE PARTNERING UP FOR A FREE EVENT SET FOR NEXT MONTH. THE GOAL, HELPING PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE WORK THROUGH QUESTIONS THEY MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THE UPCOMING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD. Tim: A VERY SHORT TOPIC. Heather: NECESSITY. Tim: HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY, WE HAVE CARLE ADULT MEDICINE AND HEALTH ALLIANCE, TALKING ABOUT THE EVENT, COMBINING THE MEDICAL GIANT IN OUR AREA. LET’S START WITH YOU, JENNY. TALK ABOUT THE EVENT AND WHAT’S HAPPENING. Guest: WE’RE EXCITED. WE LOVE TO HAVE FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY COME OUT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE HEALTH ALLIANCE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN CAN DO FOR THEM. AND HOW PHYSICIANS, LIKE MYSELF IN PRIMARY CARE TAKING CARE OF THEM, CAN WORK WITH THEM AND FOR THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND HELP THEM WITH THEIR HEALTH GOALS. THIS IS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th FROM 9:00 TO 12:00 CARLE OF THE FIELDS OFF THE 57 OVERPASS. Heather: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FOR YOURSELF OR FAMILY MEMBER, WHO IS APPROACHING THAT STAGE, I GUESS. Guest: EXACTLY. Heather: ALSO, THEY’LL BE DOING FREE SCREENINGS. WHAT KIND OF SCREENINGS? YES, I’M GLAD YOU ASKED, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE GREAT SCREENINGS, WHERE THEY CAN GET THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED, BLOOD SUGAR CHECKED. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES OUT THERE TO LEARN ABOUT. SO IT’S REALLY GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL EVENT. Tim: AS AN ASIDE, I GOT STUCK ON ONE OF THOSE BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINES. I HIT THE BUTTON AND IT WOULDN’T LET ME GO. Heather: WHAT DID YOU DO? Tim: I DON’T KNOW. BUT I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS. THAT’S THE THING. [LAUGHTER] Guest: YOU SHOULD COME AND SEE US! Tim: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE WILL LEARN. I ASSUME THERE’S NO GETTING TRAPPED IN A BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE. Guest: FROM THE HEALTH ALLIANCE PERSPECTIVE, WE’RE EXCITED TO PARTICIPATE. WE WERE EXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT NEW PLANS COME OUT. OCTOBER 1st, IS THE CURTAIN IS LIFTED FOR WHAT NEW MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS COME OUT FOR THE 2020 YEAR. OCTOBER 15th THROUGH DECEMBER 7th, A PERSON CAN ENROLL. WE’LL HAVE PEOPLE WITH RESOURCES AND INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS TO BE ON ONE OF THOSE PLANS. Heather: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO ASSESS THEIR COVERAGE EVERY YEAR? Guest: YEAH, EVERY YEAR, YOU WANT TO LOOK. YOUR HEALTHCARE NEEDS MIGHT CHANGE. YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THE PLAN YOU’RE ON. AND SEE WHAT MAY BE A BETTER FIT FOR YOU BASED ON THE HEALTHCARE THINGS THAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU OVER THE PAST YEAR. MAYBE THE PLAN IS JUST FINE AND YOU CAN STAY IN IT. YOU WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR DOCTORS IN THE NETWORK, PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN CAN PUT — SIMILAR TO WHAT PEOPLE ARE USED TO FROM AN EMPLOYER GROUP COVERAGE OR FAMILY INDIVIDUAL PLAN, WHERE YOUR HOSPITAL, OUTPATIENT AND PRESCRIPTION IS IN ONE, THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN IS SIMILAR TO THAT. IT’S ALL IN ONE WITH PRESCRIPTIONS AND EXTRAS MAYBE FITNESS OR DENTAL. Heather: YEAH, TRAVEL. Tim: PLANS CAN CHANGE YEAR BY YEAR, TOO. SO YOUR NEEDS MIGHT CHANGE AND THE PLAN MIGHT SHIFT AS WELL. RIGHT. Tim: ARE THERE ANY POPULAR OR COMMON QUESTIONS YOU GET ASKED? LIKE EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE LOOKING INFORMATION ON THIS ONE THING… Guest: EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW HOW MUCH THEIR PREMIUM WILL BE. Tim: HOW MUCH IS GOING TO COST. Guest: IS THERE DEDUCTIBLES. WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, WE DON’T HAVE A DEDUCTIBLE. AND THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THEY’LL SPEND IN A YEAR. Heather: THERE’S GOING TO A PRESENTATION, PRIMARY DOCTORS WORKING WITH AND FOR YOU. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION. Guest: YES I’M EXCITED ABOUT DOING THAT PRESENTATION AND JUST SHARING WITH FOLKS ABOUT HOW PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS CAN WORK WITH A HEALTH TEAM, THE HEALTH COORDINATORS, HEALTH COACHES TO LOOK AND BUILD A TRUST AND LISTEN TO THEIR NEEDS AND REALLY WORK WITH THEM ON THEIR HEALTH GOALS. Heather: ALL RIGHT. OCTOBER 5th! Tim: OBVIOUSLY A GREAT EVENT. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE’LL POINT YOU THEIR DIRECTION ON OUR WEBSITE, www.CILiving.tv. IT’S WHERE YOU CAN GO. AND THEN, OCTOBER 5th IS THE DATE FOR THE ACTUAL EVENT. Heather: YEAH, OUT AT THE