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Prince George's County, Maryland

Department of Family Services to Host Ongoing Medicare Program Seminars


For Immediate Release: 6/30/2014 6:30 PM

Contact: Jermoni Dowd / 301-265-8490

Monthly Discussions Aimed at Helping Consumers Navigate the Health Care System.

Camp Springs, MD – The Prince George’s County, Department of Family Services, State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be hosting free Medicare Program Seminars in efforts to help consumers better understand their Medicare coverage options. See flyer

“More and more people are beginning to inquire about information and seminars related to their Medicare coverage,” said Mollie Gurian, Prince George’s County, State Health Insurance Assistance Program Coordinator.  “We want to provide a consistent meeting place to help those who think Medicare is confusing.  It is particularly important that people come learn about Medicare right as they become eligible for the Medicare program so that they can make the right coverage decisions at the beginning of their eligibility when there is more flexibility.”

The 2-hour seminars will be held the first Tuesday of every month at the Department of Family Services, Conference Room West, and is free and open to Medicare beneficiaries and providers.  Topic selections will progress as the seminars continue, and will include topics such as:

·        Medicare Enrollment and Enrollment Periods;

·        Medicare Supplemental Insurance;

·        Assistance with Medicare costs;

·        The Medicare Advantage Program;

·        Medicare’s prescription drug benefit (Part D);

·        Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and Medicare;

Currently there are 102,252 Medicare beneficiaries that reside in Prince George’s County – of which 14,990 are disabled Medicare beneficiaries.  For more information on navigating Medicare call 301-265-8450 for individual counseling from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program or visit medicare.gov. 

WHO:
Prince George’s County
Department of Family Services, Aging Services Division
State Health Insurance Assistance Program

 

WHAT:
Medicare Program Monthly Seminar

WHERE:
Prince George’s County Department of Family Services
6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748
Conference Room-West

WHEN:
July 1, 2014 (Ongoing - First Tuesday of Every Month)
10:00am – 12 Noon

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