Medicare Education & Outreach

Benefits. Part A and B. Prescriptions drugs. Coverage Gap. Preventative Benefits.

Navigating the Medicare system can be difficult, and COAAA has knowledgeable and experienced staff available to answer your questions.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (800) 589-7277, or fill out our online request form if you have questions or need help with navigating the Medicare system.

Medicare for Beginners Workshops

Are you new to Medicare? Do you need help understanding your options? Join us for one of our upcoming Medicare for Beginners workshops. Talk to our experts to get unbiased information to help you make informed decisions. We do not represent or sell insurance products.

All workshops are held at COAAA's building located at 3776 S. High Street, Columbus, OH  43207.  There is plenty of free and convenient parking.  Registration is recommended.  To register, call COAAA at 1-800-589-7277 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Medicare for Beginners 2019 workshops (please note varying times):

  • October 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
  • November 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • December 4, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 



The Ohio Department of Insurance publishes Medicare 101, an overview of information about Medicare Part A (inpatient coverage), Medicare Part B (outpatient coverage), Medicare Supplements (Medigap), Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and predatory sales practices.

Preventative Benefits

Medicare publishes a guide to preventive services that includes information about what disease prevention is and why it’s important, which preventive services Medicare covers and how often, who can get services, and what beneficiaries pay (often they pay nothing for many services).  Download a copy of Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services.

Low Income Subsidy

Medicare offers financial assistance for beneficiaries who are eligible for extra help to pay for the prescription drug benefit (Part D).

If you qualify and are approved for extra help and do not yet have Part D, you may choose and enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month following your enrollment.

For help in applying, contact COAAA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (800) 589-7277.

There are also several agencies available and willing to assist you in determining if you may qualify and help you through the process: 

For individuals NOT yet eligible for Medicare, please visit the following sites to explore assistance or discounts for prescription drugs:

Additional Contacts

Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277.