Medicare Counseling Services

Be confident about aging! Berks Encore’s APPRISE staff takes some of the guesswork out of your retirement.

Through Berks Encore’s APPRISE program, trained staff and volunteers can assist you with your insurance-related needs, including:

Medicare Qualifications

To qualify for Medicare, a person needs to be 65 years of age or disabled for 25 months. There is no age limit for persons with End Stage Renal disease or with ALS.

To view a listing of changes to Medicare, please click here. To view a quick guide to Medicare benefits and coverage choices, please click here.

Schedule a Free Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Berks Encore counselor, please contact us directly. Appointments can also be made at any center.  If you would rather have us review your information with you over the phone or via email, please click here to download a request form that can be mailed to the address given, faxed to: 610-374-3483, or emailed to

New to Medicare?

Berks Encore provides ongoing community programs for those who are new to Medicare. Please click here to view a current list of available educational opportunities.

At a Glance: APPRISE 2016 Facts

  • Seniors saved over $220,700 during the Annual Election Period (October-December)
  • APPRISE staff made contact via phone, telecenter, and in-person appointments with over 11,000 seniors
  • Over 800 people attended Medicare education programs
Our trained staff can help you make sense of the changing Medicare environment. Contact us with any questions!