Turning 65? Medicare Help Is Available

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If you are getting ready to turn 65 in the next 6 months, or will be signing up for Medicare soon, MAC’s “Aging Into Medicare” class is for you!

   The following classes will be held at MAC:

  • Friday, July 9, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, July 20, 5-7 p.m.,
  • Friday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m.
    Registration is required and class size is limited.

Turning age 65 is a time when major Medicare planning takes place. These free classes will provide you with the information needed to make your best Medicare decisions, and how to avoid possible penalties and delays in coverage for failure to enroll during the specified Initial Enrollment Period. Discussion will include how Medicare works, what it covers, and how and when to apply.

The classes will be presented by Michelle Parker, coordinator of MAC’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP counselors also:

  • Provide information on Medicare costs and coverage
  • Help seniors understand supplemental policies
  • Assist with Medicare appeals
  • Offer assistance with Medicare enrollment

To register for a class, call Jennifer Johnson at 410-742-0505, Ext 113; or email her at jjohnson@macinc.org.

MAC Incorporated, the Area Agency on Aging, is a private, nonprofit organization, that provides seniors in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties with services that promote dignity, health and independence.

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