National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15-21Posted by Medicare Made Clear
Did you know? According to the 2013 Medicare Made Clear Index survey:
- 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries describes Medicare as confusing
- Most adults can’t identify what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover
- 70% of baby boomers describe their understanding of Medicare as “fair” or “poor”
National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15-21) is dedicated to helping people learn more about Medicare. It begins one month before the start of Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year.
During National Medicare Education Week, UnitedHealthcare hosts educational events around the country. Attendees learn about Medicare through an interactive presentation and educational materials that they can take home. They can also speak one-on-one with local Medicare specialists. The events are educational only.
Check out if there are National Medicare Education Week events in your area. Here is a sample of what you’ll learn at these events:
- The different types of Medicare coverage and how to determine what coverage is right for you
- How and when to enroll in Medicare, including tips for people who choose to delay enrolling in Medicare past age 65
- Where to go for more information
Learn more about National Medicare Education Week and how you can take part.
National Medicare Education Week is part of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Made Clear initiative. Proud supporters of National Medicare Education Week include AARP, Caregiver Action Network, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), Walgreens .
For more information, 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.
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