Medicare SHIP Counseling

October 15 – December 7


Beginning October 18 and ending December 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, November and early December, benefits counselor Scott Mello will be available at the Center at no charge to help you choose plans for 2023. Counselor Maggie Friel will be available on Tuesday and Thursday  from October 15—30. Appointments are required, so call 502-223-5794 or stop by the receptionist’s desk to sign up. Be sure to bring a list of all medications, their strength and dosage with you to the appointment.  

 Counselors Maggie Friel and Scott Mello are NOT insurance agents but are trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Medicare and benefits counselors. Their sole purpose is to review prescription information and determine which plan is best suited to an individual’s needs.  
            If you are currently enrolled in a Part D Plan, you should monitor your mail for any notices concerning your carrier’s plans for 2023. It is essential to review your prescription drug coverage each year, because plans can change drastically from year to year. It is possible that your coverage cost could increase significantly next year or that a new program not currently offered could work better for you and save you hundreds of dollars. 

                If you do NOT enroll in a Part D Plan by December 7, you could be without a Medicare prescription drug plan in 2023 or may have to continue your current plan (which may have changed or is no longer in your best interest.) 
There will not be an opportunity to make changes after the annual enrollment period ends on December  7.

Questions? Contact Capital City Activity Center/Meals on Wheels Greater Frankfort, 502-223-5794, or email Anne at