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Medicare Information Office Weekly Webinars,
Every Wednesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, February 10-May 11

Click the Register Now link for any of all of the webinars you wish to attend.

    February 10

      Replay webinar

      *The Amazing Medicare Counselor - Roles, Responsibilities, and Data Entry for Medicare Information Office/SHIP/SMP.

      *This is a mandatory training for anyone interested in becoming or currently acting as a certified Medicare counselor. This topic will provide a brief explanation on what the MIO/SHIP/SMP program does and the role and responsibilities of a Certified Medicare Counselor. We will also review how counseling and outreach are recorded in an online database with a live demo of the data entry.

    February 17

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      Medicare: Getting Started

      The lessons in this module provide an overview of Medicare program basics, including Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (medical), Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Part C (Medicare Advantage), Part D Prescription drug, the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace, and Medicaid programs to help people.

    February 24

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      Medicare Rights and Protections

      During this module review we will explain Medicare rights and protections for beneficiaries and recognize rights in certain health care settings. We will summarize Medicare privacy practices and discuss important appeals processes and timelines.

    March 2

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      Medigap (Medicare Supplement Insurance)

      This topic will explain Medicare Supplement insurance policies that pay certain beneficiary health care costs that are not covered under Medicare. We will cover the types of policies, steps to buy a plan, and the best time to purchase coverage.

    March 9

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      Coordination of Benefits

      This training explains the Coordination of Benefits for people that have Medicare and other types of health coverage. This session should help you explain health and drug coverage coordination, determine who pays first and identify where to get more information.

    March 16

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      Medicare for People with End-Stage Renal Disease

      Medicare eligibility, coverage and coordination rules are all very different for those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare. Join us for this module which will help you define ESRD, explain eligibility and enrollment rules, as well as determine what's covered under Medicare for ESRD-related treatments.

    March 23

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      Medicare Preventive Services

      This training event will review Medicare-covered preventive services that help people with Medicare live longer and healthier lives, including why preventive services are important and who is eligible.

    March 30

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      Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

      This presentation is designed to help you differentiate drug coverage under Parts A, B, C & D. We will identify eligibility and enrollment requirements, show how to compare and choose drug plans, describe extra help with drug plan costs, and review coverage determinations and appeals with drug companies.

    April 6

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      Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Prevention

      This training module with help you define fraud and abuse and identify causes of improper payments. We will also discuss how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fights fraud & abuse with prevention, detection, reporting and recovery strategies.

    April 13

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      Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans

      This module provides a comprehensive overview of Medicare Advantage plans, including who can join, when to join, how the plans work, and what a person pays. We will also cover marketing guidelines, the way health plans may and may not market their plans.

    April 20

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      Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

      Objectives of this training event include a description of eligibility, benefits and administration of Medicaid with an emphasis on the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP). I will briefly define eligibility, benefits, and administration of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as summarize implications of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid and CHIP.

    April 27

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      Medicare and Other Programs for People with Disabilities

      This material will focus on issues related to people with disabilities, such as eligibility for Social Security programs, eligibility and enrollment in Medicare, Medicare plan options, Medigap policies, Medicaid, help paying health care costs, and sources for additional information.

    May 4

      Replay webinar

      Medicare & Tax-Favored Accounts: HRA,HSA, MSA, What the Hey?

      Various programs are designed to give individuals tax advantages to offset health care costs. This training will help you understand the different tax-favored accounts and making appropriate and timely Medicare enrollment decisions.

    May 11

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      Medicare Beneficiaries with Higher Incomes – IRMAA need help with this one!

      Medicare beneficiaries with larger incomes pay higher Part B and Part D premiums once enrolled. In this webinar Medicare counselors will learn the different income scales and how Social Security and IRS share income tax information to determine premiums. We will also review how to help Medicare beneficiaries understand the complex letters and bills as well as how file an appeal on these determinations.

updated 6/6/2016