Medicare 101 Workshop Thursday April 19th at 12:30pm

If you are approaching age 65 and are starting to think about applying for Medicare, this seminar is specifically designed to help you get started.  Experienced Columbia County Office for the Aging staff with expertise in the often complex world of health insurance will discuss what you need to know in order to make sound decisions. This session will address questions like:

  • What is the difference between Part A and Part B?
  • When can I apply?
  • What are the penalties if I don’t apply?
  • Do I want traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan?
  • Do I want a Medigap Plan to supplement traditional Medicare?
  • How do I get prescription drug coverage?
  • What if I have coverage from my previous employer as part of a retirement plan?

If you are like most people – a little confused about questions like these – your attendance will be time well spent. The seminar will close with a question and answer session to make sure the most important points have been covered.