The Smart Senior’s MEDICARE 101 Course – Navigating the Medicare Maze – $175 with Complimentary Needs Assessment ($85 value)
July 26, 2017 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Click link to register.)
Bank of the West Building (300 S. Wolcott, Suite 200, Casper, WY 82601)
An overview of Medicare benefits, enrollment timelines and penalties, and other important considerations for anyone currently on Medicare, turning 65 or “New to Medicare”, helping someone on Medicare (family, healthcare provider, caregiver, trust office or fiduciary responsible individual), or anyone with an interest in knowing more about Medicare benefits. Employers involved in administering health insurance benefits will also find this class beneficial.
NEW TO MEDICARE – Turning 65? Retiring? Still Working?
Classes can be taken independently or in order for a full Medicare introduction.
Part 1: Coverage details about Medicare Parts A (hospital), B (medical), and D (drug), costs and benefits.
Part 2: Uncovers a greater understanding about Medicare “medigap” supplements, group health and retiree coverage.
Part 3: Explains complex enrollment timelines, late enrollment penalties, and other considerations so you know what to do when.
Part 4: Provides in-depth information about the costs, benefits, and coverage of Medicare’s prescription drug coverage and strategies to choose and review plans for each year.
MEDICARE PART D – Understanding Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
A detailed explanation about the Medicare prescription plan benefits, coverage, costs, and strategies to choosing and using coverage all year long. SENIORx Patient Advocates will help you understand the on-line Medicare, Social Security and Part D “plan finder” tools including when to use mail order, how to avoid out-of-the-country buying scams, pharmacy in-and-out of network partnerships and pricing schemes, formulary coverage rules and restrictions, and many other considerations to help you get the best bang for your buck.
Senior Patient Advocates’ President Terry Bay will present to City of Casper Employees and Retirees on Thursday, August 18th at 10:00 am and 2:00pm in Council Chambers.
Description of Health Talk:
Whether you’re currently on MEDICARE now, eligible for Medicare within the next year, thinking about retirement but concerned about your health insurance options & costs for coverage, or curious about how MEDICARE works such as – when to enroll, late enrollment penalties, prescription drug coverage, coordinating with employer or retiree coverage, coverage for younger family members or other related topics – this presentation is for you!
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Open Enrollment Period Runs October 15 – December 7 Annually
Medicare beneficiaries have an annual open enrollment period to make changes to prescription coverage each year from October 15-December 7.
Anyone who wishes to change their plan or wants to join a plan may do so during this period. Coverage will start January 1 of the next year.
Call SENIORx Patient Advocates for more information about “special enrollment” opportunities to see if you qualify to make changes or join a plan now.
Terry Bay Selected to Speak at National Patient Advocate Conference
Terry Bay, founder of SENIORx Patient Advocates spoke at the 4th Annual 2014 National Patient Advocate Conference sponsored by Decision Health in Orlando, Florida in December on the topic “Let’s Get Real About Patient-Centered Care.” Conference participants enjoyed the thought-provoking forum where professionals discussed trends and issues impacting the emerging practice of patient advocacy. This year’s conference theme was “Take the Lead in Guaranteeing Patient and Family Centered Care for Your Patients”.