Passages HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) wants to remind the public of its upcoming workshops scheduled in the next few weeks. Workshops are delivered via ZOOM and are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 AM on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 10: Welcome to Medicare, Part 1 – Medicare Basics: Parts A, B, & D
- Wednesday, August 11: Welcome to Medicare, Part 2 – Medicare plans: Medigap, Part C, how to save on Medicare costs, and more
- Thursday, August 26: Be a smart shopper! How and when to shop for a Medigap
These workshops will help people who are approaching Medicare eligibility understand their options, and will help Medicare beneficiaries learn about government programs to help reduce their medical and prescriptions costs, and their rights to challenge coverage denials.
Registration required by calling Passages HICAP at 530-898-6716. ZOOM links will be emailed following registration. We hope to resume in-person workshops in the near future, once we receive clear guidance from authorities.
People with Medicare are deluged with information from insurance companies marketing their products. Ronda Kramer, program director for Passages HICAP, warns signing up with the wrong plan, or doing nothing may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.
For more information or to make a counseling appointment with a State registered counselor, call HICAP at PASSAGES at 1-800-434-0222, or locally at 530-898-6716. HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products.
PASSAGES, a service of California State University, Chico, supports the lives of adults in the communities it serves. For more information about PASSAGES services go to www.passagescenter.org.