This one evening class will be led by a state certified Medicare benefits counseling professional designed for people new to Medicare, people planning for retirement and people who are caregiving for elders who need insurance information. Medicare 101 provides a detailed description of the four aspects of Medicare: Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (outpatient coverage), Part C (traditional Medigap & Medicare Advantage, and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Students will learn how the four parts of Medicare work together to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage; where, when and how to enroll in Medicare Part A and B, avoiding late enrollment penalties and finding the best supplement plans available using the Medicare Planfinder tool.
Elaine Miller is the Regional SHINE Program Director for Minuteman Senior Services. She has received state certification as a Medicare benefits counselor and is dedicated to providing consumers with unbiased, accurate information in terms that make sense of the Medicare maze. Minuteman Senior Services offers community education and Medicare counseling at no cost throughout 18 communities.