This educational seminar is designed to help individuals approaching the age of 65 understand their Medicare Health Insurance options. Medicare is the United States national health insurance program administered by the federal government since 1966 and currently serves over 49 million beneficiaries annually. However, when the time comes to take advantage of the benefit, the process can be complex and time consuming. Seminar participants will receive an overview of the major features of Medicare including original Medicare and the current parts including hospital insurance, medical insurance, Medicare Advantage, and prescription drug coverage. Medicare supplements, the “Donut Hole,” and the relative benefits of national versus local networks are also discussed.
Instructor Erik Lehtinen is an independent financial consultant based in Columbia County and is known for his expertise in advanced Medicare planning and review. This course will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 105A of the C-GCC Main Building. The seminar fee is $5. For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, ext. 3342, or firstname.lastname@example.org.