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Medicare education event presented by Cabell Huntington Hospital Senior Services Set for Oct. 30

Published 10:36am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Senior Services Department and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have partnered to present “Medicare A,B,C,Ds.” The free program was developed to assist Tri-State seniors during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, which continues through Dec. 7.

Anyone who now has Medicare, will soon enroll in Medicare or assists someone with their Medicare coverage is invited to attend this free educational seminar. It takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Ramada Inn Limited Conference Center off Hal Greer Boulevard near Interstate 64 in Huntington. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 304-526-2695.

“Medicare can be quite confusing and it has many components,” said Joy Pelfrey, director of senior services at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “It is important to have a basic knowledge of these components and to be aware of the annual open enrollment period when people can make changes to their current Medicare coverage. This event is a time to learn what options are available and teach our local seniors how to navigate the Medicare system. We want them to have the knowledge to make the right decisions as they take charge of their health.”

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