Jul 12, 2020 12:12 AM

New series of Medicare Basics Zoom seminars scheduled

Posted Jul 12, 2020 12:12 AM

MANHATTAN -- In recognition of Medicare’s importance in the lives of older Kansans and to help those soon needing to enroll in Medicare, the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA) announced a new series of Answers for Older Kansans: Medicare Basics seminars.

Karen Mayse, a certified Medicare benefits counselor with more than 10 years of experience in explaining Medicare to Kansans, will present 12 Zoom seminars between Wednesday and Aug. 20.

Medicare is health insurance for people who are age 65 or better and also for people who qualify because of disabilities. The Zoom Medicare Basics seminar series provides an easy-to-understand overview of Medicare in two parts and includes steps to enrollment and how Medicare works with employers’ insurance. It also provides answers about Extra Help and other Medicare Savings Programs and participants’ questions. Information specific to the Medicare Basics seminars will be available to each participant who registers.

To register, people may go to www.ncfhaaa.com/seminars or call 800-432-2703 the day before the event. The link to the Zoom event will be sent to each participant prior to the seminar.

“Medicare is very complex--people are strongly encouraged to register for both Part 1 and Part 2 sessions—these sessions will provide the ‘total Medicare picture,’” said Julie Govert Walter, executive director of the NC-FH AAA.

“Our goal with this Answers for Older Kansans series is to give older Kansans, people living with disabilities, their caregivers and family members practical, trustworthy and easy-to-understand information about Medicare in a safe, friendly small group setting,” she said.

Dates of Medicare Basics seminars are:

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 Covers Medicare’s alphabet, steps to enrollment, Medicare and employers’ insurance and more.

Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 Covers gaps in Medicare, Medicare , savings plans, extra help and more

July 22 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 (See above Part 1 description)

July 23 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 (See above Part 2 description)

July 29 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 (See above Part 1 description)

July 30 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 (See above Part 2 description)

Aug. 4 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 (See above Part 1 description)

Aug. 6 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 (See above Part 2 description)

Aug. 12 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 (See above Part 1 description)

Aug. 13 5:30 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 (See above Part 2 description)

Aug. 18 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 1 (See above Part 1 description)

Aug. 13 2 p.m. Medicare Basics Part 2 (See above Part 2 description)

Medicare Basics presentations are available at no cost; voluntary contributions to support and expand Medicare counseling services provided by the NC-FH AAA are appreciated and welcomed.

Detailed instructions about how to participate in Zoom technology are available at www.ncfhaaa.com.

For more information about Medicare Basics, to reserve your place or to connect to a certified Medicare benefits counselor, call the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA) at 800-432-2703 or go to www.ncfhaaa.com.