Medicare can help seniors receive medical attention, but may also leave them with questions on how to receive coverage.
This is why Arcade Insurance Services has started a new senior services division. Jim Maione, Arcade senior services division manager, said there is a need in the area that Arcade will be filling by providing Medicare information to area residents. From information on Medicare's four different parts to eligibility and what is covered, Maione said Arcade's new senior services division can provide the necessary answers.
"Because there are lots and lots of questions, we will be able to provide answers to those questions," he said. "We provide a local contact to help seniors decided what is best for them. We will find the right coverage to fit their needs."
Timothy and Tom D’Angelo, Arcade Insurance Services, have started a new insurance division to assist seniors with Medicare coverage.
Maione said Arcade is an independent insurance company, which can provide more options for customers.
"Most companies are bound by one brand. Because we are independent, we can provide more options," he said.
Maione said the new senior services division can provide information on Medicare advantage and supplement plans. He said an insurance agent can schedule an appointment at a customer's home, with their family to assist, or they can visit Arcade's office location at 567 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown.
"We will come to your home and visit with you, and your children are more than willing to be there to help with the decision," Maione said.
Fred Rizzuto, Arcade sales agent, said with more than 10,000 people turning 65 everyday, there is a need for specialized Medicare insurance services for senior citizens. He said Arcade officials can also help with prescription drug plan advice.
"There are 47 (prescription drug) plans locally people can choose from. So we can help you get the best plan and answer any questions," he said.
Tim D'Angelo, Arcade investment consultant, said because there are many changes to the Medicare system happening and being proposed, there is no better time for seniors to be informed.
"We are really striking at the right time because there are so many questions," he said.
D'Angelo said the Arcade group has been in business in the Jamestown area since the 1930s.
For more information, call 665-5755 or visit www.arcadegroup.com.