Friday, January 29, 2010

Goodwin Continues Helping Eastern North Carolina Senior Citizens

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin this week traveled to southeastern North Carolina to spread his message about the Relay for Extra Help initiative.

Speaking before a crowd of approximately 300 citizens packed into the Whiteville train depot, Goodwin stressed how senior citizens in the Cape Fear region and throughout eastern North Carolina were likely part of the 80,000 residents of the state eligible for subsidies and discounts for their prescription drugs and health care.

WECT-TV Channel 6 of Wilmington had this to say:

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – The cost of prescription drugs will soon be dropping for many resident living in Columbus County. ... Qualifying senior citizens can receive up to 25 percent off their total cost of healthcare and prescription drugs thanks to the Relay for Health bill. ... "A lot of our seniors can't get all their prescriptions every month because they don't have the monetary gains do that," said Ed Worley, director of Department of Aging. "This will help encourage them to get all of their prescriptions as well as coverage of insurance." ...
North Carolina's Insurance commissioner Wayne Goodwin says many counties do not take advantage of the Relay plan, because they do not know about it.
And, of course, that's why the Commissioner and his partners are on the road spreading the gospel of the beneficial program.

Other speakers explained how to enroll and stressed how to avoid being defrauded by scammers.

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin underscored his rock-solid commitment to senior citizens, protecting consumers of all ages, and being accessible and active on behalf of eastern North Carolina.

The program is a partnership between the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program and area councils on aging.

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Photographs courtesy of Herb Harp Photography of Fair Bluff, NC.

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