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Posted on: August 23, 2012

“All Things Medicare” workshops detail 2013 Medicare changes

Thursday Aug 23 2012 3:31 PM

Medicare coverage changes every year. Everyone's needs are different so beneficiaries have to stay on top of annual changes to make Medicare work best for them.

"All Things Medicare" will provide a comprehensive overview of the features offered by Medicare in 2013. The presentation will look at changes to Part A (hospitalization), Part B (outpatient), Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Part D (prescription drug) coverage. This workshop is intended for individuals who will be new to Medicare in 2013 as well as current beneficiaries who will experience changes to coverage.

Medicare covers 48 million Americans – 40 million people 65 years and older as well as eight million people under 65 with various special conditions.

"Medicare is one of the most important health care tools available to older adults," said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Aging and Disability Resources. "But it is constantly changing and beneficiaries are now expected to be wise consumers and make annual choices. Not doing so can result in needless personal expenses."

"All Things Medicare" will be offered four times:
• Sept. 10, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Pierce County Annex, Main Conference Room, 2401 35th St., Tacoma

• Sept. 10, 7-8 p.m.
Jim and Carolyn Milgard Family Hope Center, 8502 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor

• Sept. 12, 12:10-12:50 p.m. County City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Room, 930 Tacoma Ave., Tacoma

• Sept. 12, 7-8 p.m.
Soundview Building Conference Room, 3611 S. D St., Tacoma

This workshop is a collaborative presentation of the SHIBA program in Pierce County, South Sound Outreach Services and Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. All four presentations are free and open to the public. No RSVPs are necessary. For more information contact the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Scott Kinney, Community Connections (253) 798-4509skinney@co.pierce.wa.us

Bob Riler, Community Connections (253) 798-7384briler@co.pierce.wa.us

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