Monday, June 13, 2016
Turning 65? Navigating Medicare options can be a bewildering maze. Every insurance provider in the state will be sending packets of shiny sales brochures.
The challenge is to buy the right amount of coverage for your health and budget. Insurance reps will tell you about the options within their product but may not be able to help you compare products and choose appropriate options.
The online Medicare.gov site is good information but like many bureaucratic websites, it can be difficult to find specifically what you need to know.
Knowing this, the State Insurance Commissioners office has assembled a group of retired insurance professionals who will help you through the maze.
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SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors) hold regular sessions at local libraries.
On Saturday they will stage a complete workshop, covering Medicare A, B, C and D. They will help you understand your Medicare benefits and options, and tell you where to find help paying for Medicare if you qualify.
Tell them you are planning to attend: