It can be confusing sorting through all the options. For that reason, UnitedHealthcare is going all-out to help seniors and other beneficiaries get the info they need during next week's National Medicare Education Week.
"People need to know that there is help out there. We want to help folks get out there and get the information they need to make a good decision about their coverage for 2013," chief education officer Chris Abbot said.
This week kicks off a month before start of Medicare open enrollment. UnitedHealthcare officials are encouraging seniors to utilize social media like Facebook and Twitter to find Medicare information.
"Much of the information is online. Folks can go to nmew.com to learn more about how Medicare works. They can even 'Like' us on Facebook at Medicaid Made Clear, and they can start to get that information right now," Abbot said.
There are several things that seniors are usually most concerned about in their plans.
"Most people want to make sure that when they need care, it's going to be covered. People also want to know how much it's going to cost them. Again, this is why it is important to understand how Medicare works - to understand what's covered in the program and then take a look at how you want to budget for it," Abbot said.
If you are interested in learning more about Medicare and getting your questions answered, Abbot says now is the time.
"In the Denver area, we'll actually be having some classes next week - Thursday the 20th at the City Park Recreation Center ... in Denver -they will host classes where folks can come in and learn about Medicare, as well as learn how to get out there and use the tools that are available to them," Abbot said.
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