Helping Older Adults Understand Their Healthcare Benefits: Learn from Insurance Experts

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN).

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If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

Many older adults and individuals approaching retirement age do not understand Medicare, supplement insurance, prescription drug benefits and long-term-care insurance. Without adequate information pre-retirement, individuals are not prepared to make informed decisions that are tailored to meet their needs and desires. This will affect the type and amount of coverage and ultimately, an individual’s access to care. This web seminar’s presenter, the assistant vice president of an insurance brokerage and the CEO of a consulting firm, will explain healthcare benefits in a way that is understandable to average consumers. Participants will get an overview of the state of healthcare, an update on legislation relevant to the healthcare and long-term care of older adults, links to resources for patients and family caregivers and tips on navigating the complexities of Medicare, including original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify best sources for reliable consumer information;
  • Share tips on navigating the complexities of Medicare, including original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans;
  • Describe key legislation relevant to the healthcare and long-term care of older adults; and,
  • List resources and tools available for patient and family education and planning.

Presenters:

Tracy%20Russo.jpgTracy Russo is an industry expert on the Medicare program, as well as different Medicare-related insurance products such as Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D drug plans. She has been teaching professionals and helping clients for more than 20 years with their Medicare-related questions.