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Medicare: The 5-Part Saga A Deep Dive Into Medicare (Mini-Series)


By Derek Brawner, Health Alliance

We know Medicare can be confusing—we’re here for you. Health AllianceTM is excited to announce that we’re presenting a new five-part mini-series on Medicare, its various parts, and what you need to know to get the coverage that’s best for you.

Every year during the Annual Enrollment Period or AEP (October 15 – December 7), Medicare enrollees have an opportunity to review and accept their current plan’s upcoming changes—or they can opt to pick a new plan. In order to gear up for this time period, and to help you decide if making a plan change might be right for you, this five-part mini-series is made to give you the foundation needed to make an informed plan choice.

Each Community Liaison from across the country will present on a topic related to Medicare in this first-ever virtual educational event. In providing this mini-series to our various communities, and in a safe virtual environment, we hope to give you the knowledge you need to make informed choices.

Starting Thursday, September 2, at 1 p.m. Central Time, the mini-series continues on every Thursday at the same time through September 30.

ABCs of Medicare — September 2, 1 p.m.
To register: HealthAlliance.org/events

This course teaches the basics of the federal Medicare program and introduces your options, like Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and prescription drug plans. You’ll learn about Medicare timelines, requirements to qualify, ID cards, enrollment methods, and more. At the end of the course, you’ll know key Medicare terms and have a better understanding of the healthcare coverage options available to people who qualify. Great for individuals just turning 65 and enrolling for the first time, and as a refresher course for current Medicare members.

Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage — September 9, 1 p.m.
To register: HealthAlliance.org/events

This course will teach you the basics of Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans. You’ll learn what these programs are, how they’re similar, how they differ, and pros and cons of signing up for one vs. the other.

Part D — September 16, 1 p.m.
To register: HealthAlliance.org/events

Learn how Medicare prescription drug coverage works and how it can be helpful. Hear more about the options you have, drug coverage costs, and how to enroll. Plus, get some helpful tips for keeping your drug costs low.

Medicare vs. Medicaid — September 23, 1 p.m.
To register: HealthAlliance.org/events

This session teaches the basic components of Medicare and Medicaid and will explore the purposes of both entitlement programs and who qualifies for each.

Debunking Myths / Address and Prep Checklist for AEP — September 30, 1 p.m.
To register: HealthAlliance.org/events

We’ll separate the myths from the facts, and you’ll learn how a Medicare Advantage plan can benefit you. This presentation also contains a preparation checklist for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period (AEP).

Register today – we look forward to seeing you at this one-of-a-kind virtual learning series!

Derek Brawner is a community and broker liaison at Health Alliance. He’s a small town guy living in the big city of Springfield, married with two kids, a huge Star Wars fan, and a griller extraordinaire.

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