Medicare Workshops

SHIBA is presenting a series of senior health workshops at the Library. Join us for any of the series. Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) serves Idahoans on Medicare and those who help them by offering free, unbiased Medicare benefits information and assistance through workshops, group presentations and personal counseling. SHIBA is Idaho’s provider for the federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). The program is partially funded by and operated under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Quarterly Workshops – Introduction to Medicare 101 & 201

  • September 15, 2022 (3-4:30pm)
  • December 14, 2022 (3-4:30pm) 
  • March 8, 2023 (3-4:30pm)
  • June 14, 2023 (3-4:30pm)
  • September 13, 2023 (3-4:30pm)
  • December 13, 2023 (3-4:30pm)

Monthly Workshops

  • September 20, 2022 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Annual Enrollment – Why do Annual Plan Reviews & have a Medicare.gov account- Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans can change their premiums, coverage, network pharmacies and extra benefits each year.  Reviewing your coverage during the annual enrollment period can help you be sure your coverage for next year is the one that will best suit your needs.   
  • October 18, 2022 (1:30-2:30pm) – Review Your Options for 2023 – Using the Medicare Plan Finder – Learn how a Medicare.gov account helps you during open enrollment & throughout the year.
  • November 15, 2022 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Updates – Changes to Medicare for 2023- Learn about the changes to Medicare and coverage options for 2023. Part A & B Premiums and deductibles will be shared if released by Medicare prior to this workshop.
  • January 17, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Ads and Scams – Join us as we talk about the Medicare ads you see on TV and online, and Medicare scams happening in Idaho and around the country.  Learn how people “get money back” and more.
  • February 21, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Resources – Learn about publications and online resources available to help you understand, manage and make the most of your Medicare benefits.
  • March 21, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Basics – Learn about the basic parts of Medicare and the basic choices for coverage.   This will help you gain a basic understanding of Medicare & getting started.
  • April 18, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Part B & Wellness Benefits – Learn about Medicare coverage for outpatient services, medical equipment, and preventative and wellness benefits.
  • May 16, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Open Q & A – Bring your questions about Medicare benefits.  We will talk about Medicare coverage for some special conditions.
  • September 19, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Annual Enrollment: Why do Annual Plan Reviews & have a Medicare.gov account – Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans can change their premiums, coverage, network pharmacies and extra benefits each year.  Reviewing your coverage during the annual enrollment period can help you be sure your coverage for next year is the one that will best suit your needs.  
  • October 17, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Medicare Annual Enrollment: Why do Annual Plan Reviews & have a Medicare.gov account – Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans can change their premiums, coverage, network pharmacies and extra benefits each year.  Reviewing your coverage during the annual enrollment period can help you be sure your coverage for next year is the one that will best suit your needs.  
  • November 21, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm) – Changes to Medicare for 2024 – Learn about the changes to Medicare and coverage options for 2024. Part A & B Premiums and deductibles will be shared if released by Medicare prior to this workshop.

Date

Oct 18 2022

Time

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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