| Thu, Aug 22, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Get to know Medicare at Local Community Events During National Medicare Education Week

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

When it comes to learning about Medicare, sometimes talking with someone face-to-face is helpful.  During National Medicare Education Week, September 15–21, UnitedHealthcare and leading health and wellness organizations will host local community educational events. The events are free and open to the public.

Ask Your Medicare Questions

With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period just around the corner and more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, a local community education event is a great place to bring your Medicare questions and help understanding common topics such as:[i]

  • Medicare coverage and costs, including the differences between Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans
  • What to think about if you’re working past age 65 and have employer coverage
  • How to choose Medicare coverage based on your health, budget and lifestyle needs

At select events, you’ll be invited to participate in blood pressure checks and “Ask A Pharmacist” booths hosted by Walgreens and exercise Fitbreaks led by Fitbit®.

Attend a Local Event Hosted by UnitedHealthcare

During National Medicare Education Week, September 15–21, UnitedHealthcare will host nine local education events in the following cities. For more information on these events and to RSVP, visit NMEW.com or call 1-855-322-1154, TTY 711, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday.

·       Chicago, IL

·       Dallas, TX

·       Denver, CO

·       Minneapolis, MN

·       Nashville, TN

·       Oklahoma City, OK

·       Pittsburgh, PA

·       San Diego, CA

·       Tucson, AZ

Free Medicare Webinars and Online Resources

If your city is not on the list above or you’re not able to attend a local community event during National Medicare Education Week, be sure to check out these online resources and free webinars as well.

National Medicare Education Week is supported by AARP®, Caregiver Action Network, Fitbit, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens, in addition to health care providers, senior centers and other local organizations.

For more information about Medicare, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

[i] Pew Research Center. Baby Boomers Retire. Published Dec. 29, 2010, at https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2010/12/29/baby-boomers-retire/