- Senior Outreach
- Additional Senior Resources
- "Welcome to Medicare" Seminars
"Welcome to Medicare" Seminars
Dane County offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminars now through November to help residents make informed decisions about their Medicare options. Medicare information is complex and complications can lead to often preventable frustration for Dane County residents, which is why it is important to get the right information at the right time. Elder Benefit Specialist staff from the Dane County Area Agency on Aging provide these presentations as a resource to the community to educate consumers approaching age 65 on Medicare and other health care coverage basics for seniors that many employers are not able to offer their retiring staff. Some decisions and actions about Medicare can take place three to six months before an individual turns 65, so it’s important individuals don’t wait until they are turning 65 to understand all they need to know about this important benefit. The more people that can be reached early, the more appeals that can be prevented. The seminars are offered throughout Dane County, at various locations in efforts to reach rural or also typically underserved communities. What makes these seminars unique is that they are presented by unbiased professionals who are experts in benefits programs, as opposed to insurance agents. They will help attendees better understand what Medicare is and is not, avoid penalties for late enrollment, and learn how to get the most out of their health and prescription benefits plans.
For a list of FREE Welcome to Medicare Seminar dates in Dane County check the 2023 Schedule.
Sponsored by Area Agency on Aging of Dane County's Elder Benefits Specialist Program
If you are turning age 64 this year, we can help you make informed choices about your Medicare options! You'll receive accurate and detailed information from unbiased experts in benefit programs.