Understanding the ins and outs of Medicare has never been easy, and with the passage of the Health Care Act and other program changes, that challenge has become even more difficult.
To help the public better understand Medicare and how the changes may affect individual health care coverage, the Fullerton Community Center will host a free educational program, “Medicare 2013,” on Friday, November 2.
The seminar, sponsored by the Orange County Council on Aging HICAP services, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Topics discussed will include changes in Medicare coverage, supplemental insurance options, private health plans, prescription coverage and more.
The “Medicare 2013” program is free; however pre-registration is required and may be made by calling the Community Center at (714) 738-6305.
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a volunteer-supported program that provides free counseling, education and assistance in Medicare and health insurance issues. The program’s purpose is to provide information; it does not sell, endorse or recommend any specific insurance.
A volunteer HICAP counselor is available at the center from 1-3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. Appointments are required and may be made by calling the center at (714) 738-6305.
Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the November 2 Medicare program are asked to notify the center staff prior to the program.
The Fullerton Community Center is located at 340 W. Commonwealth Avenue, west of Harbor Boulevard, in Amerige Park. Further information about programs and services may be obtained by calling the center at (714) 738-6575.