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Medicare ABCs Workshop in Fairbury on April 18, 2016

Fifty-seven percent of baby boomers say they have a “poor understanding” or know “almost nothing” about Medicare, according to a recent survey by Bankers Life. Three-quarters of boomers did not know that most Americans on Medicare pay premiums, copays, and deductibles. One in seven thought Medicare was free. Only 14 percent knew that Medicare does not cover long-term care.


Jefferson Community Health Center is sponsoring “Medicare ABCs,” a free, educational workshop presented by certified Medicare counselor, Lori DeBoer. The program will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 5:30pm at 2200 H Street at Jefferson Community Health Center. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (402) 729-3351.


Basic information about Medicare is in high demand. Even people who have had Medicare for years are anxious to get unbiased information. This presentation is designed for consumers who want to learn more about Medicare in an easy-to-understand, straight forward format without any sales pressure.


SHIIP is part of a national network funded by Medicare. The program offers free, unbiased counseling and information about Medicare and related insurance. SHIIP does not sell or promote any insurance products. For information about Medicare, contact SHIIP at (800) 234-7119.

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Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) offers free, unbiased Medicare counseling and education to help seniors and people with disabilities make informed decisions about health insurance. Services are provided statewide by 350 certified volunteers. Nebraska SHIIP is federally-funded and is coordinated by the state Department of Insurance.