ST. PETERSBURG – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders will host a Medicare 101 seminar Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
The seminar also will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. at the South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive S.
Each seminar will provide an introduction to Medicare, and attendees will learn about Original Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans and financial assistance programs.
Each seminar is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call the Main Library at 727-893-7724, or South Community Library at 727-893-7244.
If you are new to Medicare or have questions about your current Medicare programs, a SHINE counselor will also be available by appointment at the St. Petersburg Main Library or the South Community Library for one-on-one counseling. The SHINE counselor can help answer your questions, assist with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, help resolve Medicare coverage issues and appeals, and can help you determine which Medical and/or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan best fits your needs. This service is free and open to the public.
During the Medicare open enrollment period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, a SHINE counselor will be available at the Main Library on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 727-893-7724 to make an appointment.
A SHINE counselor will be available at South Community Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 19, 24, 31; Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30, and Dec. 5. Call 727-893-7244 to make an appointment.
You also can call the SHINE helpline for phone assistance at 1-800-963-5337.