May Happenings

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What Where When
Tenant Meeting Maple Lane May 2nd @ 2:30 pm
BINGO Mest Manor May 8th & 21st @ 1:00 pm
Regular Board Meeting Maple Lane May 16th @ 2:00pm
Pest Control Carroll Apartments May 18th @ 8:30am
Unit Inspections Carroll Apts.  (#1 – #12) May 30th @ 2:00pm
Unit Inspections Carroll Apts. (#13 – #24) May 31st @ 2:00pm

New Medicare Card & Numbers will be Issued in the Next Year

To reduce the potential for fraud and identity theft, Medicare began issuing new Medicare cards and numbers in April 2018, and will continue through April 2019. Individuals on Medicare will be assigned a new “Medicare beneficiary identifier” and the card will arrive in the mail. It has been stated that our Illinois Medicare beneficiaries will likely get their cards this summer, however, be on the lookout as one of our CCHA residents received her new card in the mail last week.

You can start using your new Medicare card upon receipt, but there is a provision that will allow healthcare providers to accept either your old or new card until December 31, 2019. Medicare recommends you destroy your old card upon receipt of the new one.

The most important thing to know is that your new card changes nothing about your healthcare plan. You will have all the same doctors, premiums, and benefits you have now. You only need to watch your mail for the new card to arrive.

Scammers: While the new card will reduce the potential for fraud, it opens up an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of the situation. Following are tips to avoid Medicare card scams:
1. Medicare will never call, email or text you to ask for your personal information.
2. There is no cost for the new cards. If you are asked to pay a fee to expedite, it is a scam.

Please spread the word about potential scammers. Use your answering machine to screen callers or just do not answer a number you do not recognize.

CCHA Spring Clean-up Week Scheduled

Spring has finally Sprung! Thus, the Carroll County Housing Authority is sponsoring a Spring Clean-up Week on April 23rd through April 27th, 2018. Our staff will pick up, and dispose any of your unused, or broken household items (furniture, TVs, electrical items, tires, etc.) at no charge to the tenant.

Please contact the housing authority office at 815-273-7081 to schedule a time to have your items picked up during the above stated week.