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Area agency on aging to host ‘new to Medicare’ trainings

OTTAWA, Kan. – 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 held 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the ECKAAA office, 117 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kan.

Training is offered free of charge. 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 are asked to pre-register by email to Leslea Rockers at or by calling the agency at 785-242-7200 or 800-633-5621.

Issues to be covered include: What makes someone Medicare eligible; 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; and resources that may be of help.

Information thanks to East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

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