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8A Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Feather River Bulletin op pla en nne PASSAGES reminds Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment to change or enroll in a Medicare pre- scription drug plan, known as Part D, began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. During this open enrollment, people will also be able to make changes to their health care coverage, Such as enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan or changing their Part D drug plan. For 2013, there will be 32 Part D plans available, and four to six Medicare Advan- tage plans in the five-county service area of Plumas, Tehama, Glenn, Butte and Colusa. Some drug plans will not be available next year, and those remaining may change or merge with anoth- er drug plan vendor, and there will be new ones of- fered. Premiums will range from $15 to $118.60 per month for prescription plans, and for Medicare Ad- vantage plans premiums will vary from zero to $175 per month depending on the county in which they are of- fered. Plans have already started their marketing, and people with Medicare will once again be deluged with infor- mation about changes and new offerings. Before making any decisions, people should do their "homework," warns Tatiana Fassieux, program manager for the Health In- surance Counseling & Advo- cacy Program with PAS- SAGES. Signing up with the wrong plan, or not doing any- thing, may cost them thou- sands of dollars, and they may not be able to make fur- ther changes until Oct. 15 of next year. There are hundreds of peo- ple with Medicare in Plumas County who will be affected by plan availability and pre- mium changes. Seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare should watch their mail for the annual no- tice of change. This impor- tant document describes changes t6 their plan's cov- erage and cost for 2013. Some will be told that they have to pick a plan, or run the risk of losing Part D coverage. To help those with Medicare understand the changes, HICAP is offering several Medicare work- shops. These free workshops Featuring by nature- fa.shi~l~le by design by FLOOD "Shop Where The Contractors Shop" 43 Years of Service RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FREE CONSULTATION PROMPT INSTALLATION FREE IN-HOME SHOPPING SAVE YOUR-GAS Lic. # 352667 MOBILE SHOWROOM Enjoy the comfort of in-home shopping! Our experienced representatives will bring an assort- ment of carpet, wood, vinyl or laminates right to your door. ASK FOR TOM "TII return your call promptly" Tom @Townecarpet.com Out Our I PLUMASNEWS.COM [m is are open to the public and are designed for people who are experiencing open en- rollment for the first time or who may need a "refresher" on how to navigate through the process. Important questions that will be answered include: --What type of plan(s) should I have? --Do I understand my plan options? --What programs are available to reduce my Medicare health and pre- scription costs? Plumas County workshops will be held on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 18, 10- 11:30 a.m Wildwood Senior Center at 366 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2 - 4 p.m Plumas County Li- brary at 445 Jackson St. in Quincy. Monday, Oct. 22, 10 - 11:30 a.m Greenville Senior Nu- trition Site at 152 Hot Springs Road in Greenville. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.- noon, Portola Nutrition Site at Portola Veteran's Hall, 449 W. Sierra St. in Portola. For information about times and locations of work- shops in the entire five-county service area, go to the PAS- SAGES website at passages- center.org or call 898-6716. If a group or agency would like to host a workshop, call Natasha Coulter-LaTorre, HICAP outreach coordina- tor, at 898-6715. HICAP does not sell or endorse any in- surance products. PASSAGES helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to This "before" picture of the White Sulphur Springs main house shows the work that is going into restoring the historic building near Clio. Lead-based paint had to be removed from the wood siding. Photo submitted Bright white paint makes White Sulphur Springs sparkle after years of neglect. Bob Raymond Painting gave the main house a fresh look, Photo submitted empower them to remain . . confident in their ability to "l'/'t III r" I ; sustain and enjoy indepen-V V I I U I l I I dent lives. For more infor- mation about PASSAGES That bright object near painted main building at old lead-based paint had to be services go to passages the corner of Highway 89juStl ::White SUlphur Springs carefully removed by a con, center.org, south of A15 is the newly Ranch. " tractor trained and certified The last paint job on this in lead paint abatement. historic building o curred Bob Raymond Painting more than 20 years ago. The was contracted to do the job . We were here $ I and has put a new coat of BEFORE THE CRASH! ] [ white paint over the pre- We ve been here [ pared base, with gray trim to THROUGH THE CRASH! L [ IF match the original. The project cost was We'll be here ;' I l] $ LI M M i T [1 largely covered by the contri- butions of the community in AFTER THE CRASH! I II II the form of support through II " i fim II the MohawkValleySteward- ---" !1" ship Council. For all your HOME IMPROVEMENT needs! [ [I ". CAt~C~2~/69 1[ The MVSC is in the midst Please Call: Ill II o agene a, re,tora.ono P/umas&kassenoe0 t[ the ,historic property and this is the latest and most Bus:530-836-0870.530-249-3126 III v'"'Bus ness r k e;'" u Ivisiblepart fthepr ject" Kreth Handymen I IlL0ca, entia, llwebsiteViSit atthemohawkvalley.us rganizati n's [L summitFR it.c =tinJ ] forhistorymOre, andinformatiOngoals of nthisthe Steve Kreth, Ca License #907193 | ! ambitious community under- taking. in Historic Johnsville Hurry In Open until Sunday, Oct. 28, the night of our ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA October 20, 2012 Time: 7.11 AM Cost: $8 ($5 children under 8) This year's proceeds will benefit Meadow Valley Fire Department's Emergency Medical Response! Identify the unknown costume winner and get a complementary glass of wine! October Special! Complementary "Johnsville Special Dessert" with every dinner order. Please call for reservations -- 836-2376 Executive Chef, Chris Simone Dinner 5:00pm Closed Tuesdays Your Hosts, The David Family Fine Dining just 10 minutes from Graeagle via Johnsville Road