Workshop prepares for Medicare changes in 2013

Bob Riler
Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

Medicare coverage changes every year.  Everyone’s needs are different so beneficiaries have to stay on top of annual changes to make Medicare work best for them.
A presentation of “All Things Medicare” will provide a comprehensive overview of the features offered by Medicare in 2013.  The presentation will look at changes to Part A (hospitalization), Part B (outpatient), Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Part D (prescription drug) coverage.

Medicare covers 48 million Americans – 40 million people 65 years and older as well as eight million people under 65 with various special conditions.

“Medicare is one of the most important health care tools available to older adults,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources Manager.  “But it is constantly changing and beneficiaries are now expected to be wise consumers and make annual choices.  Not doing so can result in needless personal expenses.”

“All Things Medicare” will be offered four times:

  • Sept 10 – 12:10-12:50 p.m. @ Pierce County Annex, Main Conference Room, 2401 35th Street, Tacoma
  • Sept 10 – 7 – 8 p.m. @ Jim and Carolyn Milgard Family Hope Center, 8502 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor
  • Sept 12 – 12:10-12:50 p.m. @ County City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Room, 930 Tacoma Ave., Tacoma
  • Sept 12 – 7 – 8 p.m. @ Soundview Building Conference Room, 3611 S. D Street, Tacoma

This workshop is a collaborative presentation of Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources and the SHIBA program in Pierce County.  All four presentations are free and open to the public.  No RSVPs are necessary.  For more information contact the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.