Living Well at Robson Ranch – Medicare made easy

Marie Milleage

Jackie Hixson, resident and Medicare Specialist, explained Medicare from A to G with clarification of the various categories. At the March 2017 seminar Jackie included important details about making informed Medicare choices, 2017 changes in Medicare coverage and Advantage and Supplemental plans.

Many questions were asked about acceptance of plans, out-of-pocket costs and medications. Jackie recommended making a comparison among the many health insurance plans to determine the best fit as well as talking with your doctor to be sure that office accepts the plan. After evaluating “brand” name and “generic” drugs, she suggested having a discussion with your physician to determine the suitability of each medication.

Important things to consider:

What Medicare coverage do you need? Do you want or need supplemental coverage and will it work with Medicare? How much will the coverage cost, what does it cover, are there any deductibles and are there co-pays? Which doctors, specialists and medical facilities accept your chosen coverage?

Jackie emphasized the importance for pre-retirees to investigate Medicare benefits in advance of retiring. She stressed the importance of making the best choices when you become eligible for Medicare and having a full understanding of the available options. After making a choice it may be impossible to make changes in your health plans at a later date.

Living Well presents a Medicare open enrollment seminar in the fall and a Medicare updates program in the fall in order to provide the most recent information for soon-to-be and existing retirees.

DATCU credit union provides seminar refreshments and door prizes. Living Well seminars are free and open to Robson Ranch residents. Advance registration at www.rrlwc.com is required to ensure sufficient seating and refreshments. If seating is full, walk-ins may be turned away. For more information please contact Marie Milleage at [email protected]

All content within presentations sponsored by the Living Well at Robson Ranch Committee is intended for general information only. It should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of a professional health care provider. Neither the Living Well at Robson Ranch Committee, Robson Ranch Denton HOA, nor Robson Communities is responsible or liable for the content and do not endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised in any presentation.