New-to-Medicare trainings hosted by area agency on aging

OTTAWA – The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging will host a training for people new to the Medicare system who are turning 65 or receive benefits due to disability, and for business staff who help transition employees into Medicare from employer based insurance. The training will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the ECKAAA office at 117 S. Main St., Ottawa. The training is free of charge.

Issues covered will include:

  • Medicare eligibility
  • Medicare benefits (A, B, C, D)
  • Medicare vs. Social Security
  • Medicare enrollment process and timelines
  • What to do if you are 65 and still working
  • Coordination of benefits when using Medicare and employer or retiree insurance
  • Medicare supplements
  • Questions to ask when considering your options
  • Resources that may be of help

Anyone needing further assistance or a follow-up appointment will be able to make an appointment with ECKAAA staff. Seating is limited so all attendees must pre-register. To register or for more information, email Leslea Rockers at [email protected] or call 785-242-7200 or 1-800-633-5621. 

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