Changes and Updates to Medicare
Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)
AAII Silicon Valley Chapter Presents: Changes and Updates to Medicare
Ask anyone turning 65 about Medicare and, likely as not, they will say it is confusing and complicated. There are Parts A and B of Original Medicare, as well as Medigap plans to supplement them. There’s Part D, the prescription drug plan with the infamous “donut hole.” And there’s Part C of Medicare, also known as Medicare Advantage, which typically combines Parts A, B and D into one plan. There is the process of enrollment, as well as a myriad of rights and rules every Medicare beneficiary should know. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) of the Council on Aging Silicon Valley can help current and prospective Medicare beneficiaries unravel the mysteries and wonders of Medicare.
Attend This Meeting to Learn:
What Medicare is and its benefits and cost
About the required and optional parts of Medicare, including prescription drug coverage
What the health care reform legislation means for Medicare beneficiaries
Speaker: Connie Corrales, HICAP Director
Ms. Corrales directs the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at the Council on Aging Silicon Valley. HICAP is a state-sponsored, volunteer-supported program that provides free counseling to people with Medicare about their benefits rights and options, as well as other health insurance–related questions. For the past 15 years Connie has specialized in promoting the rights of seniors and disabled persons. As the HICAP Director, Connie supervises 30 HICAP counseling sites countywide and oversees a volunteer workforce.
When & Where
AAII Silicon Valley Chapter
The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter is affiliated with the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), a nonprofit corporation founded in 1978 for the purpose of assisting individuals in becoming effective managers of their own assets through programs of education, information and research.
AAII local chapters are grassroots organizations led by volunteer AAII members, and allow AAII to extend its mission "person to person" to individual investors in their own communities by offering meetings that provide unbiased investment education in a social context.