VDMC to host Welcome to Medicare seminar

If you will be eligible for Medicare in the near future or if you have been on Medicare and want to better understand what it offers, this seminar is for you.

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the SHIIP counselors at Van Diest Medical Center are offering a free seminar Thursday, May 17, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in the Clinic Board Room located in the Van Diest Family Health Clinic. Those attending are directed to use the Main (west) Entrance door to the hospital to access the seminar.

“We’re excited to offer this free seminar to the community,” shared SHIIP volunteer counselor Dalene Schlitter. “Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps to assure that anyone eligible is able to get the health benefits they deserve,” she added.

The “Welcome to Medicare” seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. Registration for the seminar is encouraged but not required. To register, please call the local SHIIP phone number at Van Diest Medical Center at 515-832-7769.

SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Van Diest Medical Center and Van Diest Family Health Clinic in Jewell are both local sponsor sites for SHIIP in Hamilton County with volunteer counselors Dalene Schlitter, Joyce Gelhaus and Mary Vavroch available to meet (by appointment) with Medicare beneficiaries and answer questions about Medicare benefits.