Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D/Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans coverage is from October 15th to December 7th, 2017. Enrollees should review their coverage to determine if any changes are needed. If a change is made, it goes into effect as of January 1, 2018.
During this annual enrollment period you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage or vice versa. You can also switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another. You can switch from one Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan to another.
And if you didn’t enroll in a Medicare Part D plan when you were first eligible, you can do so during the
general open enrollment, although a late enrollment penalty may apply. If you need assistance with this, please contact the Senior Center office.
Provided by the V.N.A. of SECT
East Lyme Community Center
Fri, October 20th
1pm to 5pm
Everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine – The only exception – people allergic to eggs
Please wear short sleeved shirt
Be certain to bring your Medicare card and ALL of your insurance cards.
If you don’t have your insurance cards or if the VNA cannot bill your insurance company, you will be asked to pay by cash or check.
Sat, September 30, 2017 from 9am to 12pm
Community Center Parking Lot
Donation of non-perishable food items
for Care & Share appreciated.
Sponsored by the East Lyme P.B.A.
2nd Thu from 12:15pm to 12:45pm and the 4th Wed from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.
A nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut provides Blood Pressure Screening. No appointment necessary.
SENIOR & DISABLED HOMEOWNERS’ TAX RELIEF
The State of Connecticut offers a state run Elderly Tax Benefit known as the Circuit Breaker. It is for
eligible real estate taxpayers with the Town of East Lyme. To apply, you must have reached the age of 65 prior to December 31, 2016 or be totally disabled if under the age of 65. You are applying for a credit on the taxes due on your primary residence in East Lyme. Under the law, Social Security income MUST be declared and the program requires you to provide information regarding all income received during 2016. The new income limit, INCLUDING Social Security, is:
$42,900 for married couples and $35,200 for single persons.
LOCAL TAX CREDIT OPTION: Also, the Town of East Lyme provides on
Additional Tax Relief for elderly and totally disabled homeowners. If eligible, the tax credit will range from $300 – $1,000 off the tax bill depending on the applicant’s income. The maximum 2016 income is $42,900 regardless of martial status.
Filing dates for the above programs are February 1, through May 15, 2017.
Applications available at the Assessor’s Office in the East Lyme Town Hall. There is also a Veteran’s Exemption that is available. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.