Free webinars help Medicare recipients select the best plan options
ATLANTA — GeorgiaCares, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, is offering free Medicare webinars to help individuals learn about Medicare from the comfort of their home. GeorgiaCares offers safe, contactless Medicare presentations during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
Certified Medicare counselors help those on Medicare who are 65 years or older, and qualified people with disabilities under 65, select the health and drug plan that works best for them.
GeorgiaCares is offering three series of webinars during the Open Enrollment period to help meet the needs of eligible Georgians.
- The Medicare 101 webinar highlights the expanded services provided to seniors. Beneficiaries are encouraged to schedule telehealth appointments with their doctors to help them stay healthy. Medicare offers virtual check-ins to help seniors talk to professionals about non-medical related issues like social isolation and ways to cope with it.
- The New to Medicare Boot Camp (Part I and II) webinars will help individuals who are about to turn 65 and those transitioning to Medicare. The webinar covers Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, and will teach participants about Medicare enrollment options.
- The Answers to your Medicare questions webinars are offered once a month on Saturday for those with busy schedules. Each month, a different Medicare topic will be covered to educate individuals about Medicare scams, and presenters will provide a live demo on how to use the Medicare Plan Finder tool.
“This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about Medicare,” said Christine Williams, GeorgiaCares Program Team Lead. “We’re facing new challenges and changes this year, so I encourage everyone who is eligible for Medicare to sign up for one of these webinars to make sure their plan still meets their needs and to learn about options that can address any new needs you may have during the pandemic.”
To find a Medicare webinar, visit dhs.georgia.gov/spotlight/2020-10-13/medicare-open-enrollment-begins-oct-15.
About the Georgia Division of Aging Services
The Division of Aging Services is the division within the Department of Human Services charged with assisting and protecting Georgia’s older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.
GeorgiaCares is administered through the Division of Aging Services. For more information about GeorgiaCares and other services available to older Georgians and their families, visit aging.ga.gov or mygeorgiacares.org.