Medicare Coverage in Response to Coronavirus: January 14, 2021

About this webinar

The coronavirus public health emergency has heightened the need for certain health care services and affected how people with Medicare can access care. In response, Medicare has expanded coverage for certain services and given Medicare Advantage and Part Dprescription drug plans flexibilities to help plan members get covered care.

Date:  Thursday, January 14
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    Free

Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Medicare-covered services related to coronavirus 
  • Medicare Advantage and Part D responsibilities for helping plan members access care 
  • Tips for enrolling in Medicare while local Social Security offices are closed 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

What’s New in Medicare for 2021

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Each year, there are changes to Medicare costs. There are also several important changes that affect Medicare coverage that you should be aware of when helping clients in 2021. 

Date:  Thursday, January 28
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    $40 per person for the live webinar and recording, or
$30 per person for the recording only

Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Annual changes in Medicare costs 
  • Medicare Advantage eligibility for people with ESRD 
  • Medicare coverage reminders 
  • Opportunities for beneficiaries to change coverage in 2021 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

How Medicare Works with Job-Based Insurance

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Job-based insurance is insurance offered by an employer or union for current employees and family members. This coverage can allow for a delay in Medicareenrollment, but it may be wise to enroll in Medicare depending on whether the job-based insurance pays primary or secondary. 

Date:  Thursday, March 25
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    $40 per person for the live webinar and recording, or
$30 per person for the recording only

Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • The difference between primary and secondary insurance 
  • Medicare and Employer Group Health Plans 
  • How Medicare and retiree insurance work together 
  • How Medicare works with COBRA 
  • The Part B Special Enrollment Period (SEP) 
  • Medicare enrollment outside of set enrollment periods 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

Medicare Coverage in Response to Coronavirus: May 20, 2021

About this webinar

The coronavirus public health emergency has heightened the need for certain health care services and affected how people with Medicare can access care. In response, Medicare has expanded coverage for certain services and given Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans flexibilities to help plan members get covered care.

Date:  Thursday, May 20
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    Free

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Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Medicare-covered services related to coronavirus 
  • Medicare Advantage and Part D responsibilities for helping plan members access care 
  • Tips for enrolling in Medicare while local Social Security offices are closed 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

How to Navigate Medicare and Make Smart Financial Decisions

About this webinar

Navigating various Medicareenrollment and coverage decisions—while weighing financial circumstances—can be overwhelming. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare enrollment and coverage and gain the necessary tools to help you or your clients weigh Medicare options and make smart financial decisions. 

Date:  Thursday, June 24
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    $40 per person for the live webinar and recording, or
$30 per person for the recording only

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Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Making Medicare enrollment decisions
    • Medicare costs
    • Medicare costs for people with higher incomes (IRMAA)
    • Job-based and retiree insurance options
    • Medicare and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) 
  • Making Medicare coverage decisions
    • Original Medicare
    • Medicare Advantage
    • Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigaps)
    • Part D prescription drug coverage 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

Medicare Coverage for People with ESRD

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Medicareenrollment and coverage rules are different for people who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), which is kidney failure that requires transplant or dialysis. Find out the various ESRD Medicare coverage rules and how people with ESRD can avoid coverage problems. 

Date:  Thursday, August 26
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    $40 per person for the live webinar and recording, or
$30 per person for the recording only

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Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • ESRD Medicare eligibility and enrollment  
  • ESRD Medicare coverage and costs 
  • Medicare, ESRD, and employer insurance 
  • Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Part D for people with ESRD 
  • Medicare coverage of immunosuppressant drugs after a kidney transplant 
  • ESRD and the Health Insurance Marketplaces 
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

Fall Open Enrollment and Medicare Reminders

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Fall Open Enrollment takes place from October 15 to December 7 and is the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options. Knowing how to navigate coverage options will help you or your clients make the most informed decisions during Fall Open Enrollment. 

Date:  Thursday, September 30
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    $40 per person for the live webinar and recording, or
$30 per person for the recording only

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Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Changes beneficiaries can make during Fall Open Enrollment 
  • Strategies for making coverage decisions 
  • Medicare marketing rules 
  • Important Medicare reminders  
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.

An Advocate’s Guide to Medicare Part B Enrollment

About this webinar

While many individuals are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B when they turn 65, and many others enroll when they turn 65 or when they or their spouse retire, too many others delay enrollment based on misinformation or lack of information and later discover they face penalties and gaps in coverage.

This webinar complements the Medicare Rights Center’s in-depth Medicare Advocacy Toolkits on Medicare enrollment and serves as a resource to help advocates navigate various Part B enrollment challenges.

Date:  Tuesday, April 20
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Fee:    Free

Experts from the Medicare Rights Center will answer your questions about the following topics:

  • Medicare Part B enrollment basics
  • Enrolling in Medicare during the Initial Enrollment Period and General Enrollment Period
  • Using the Part B Special Enrollment Period
  • Using the Medicare Savings Program to enroll in Part B
  • Requesting equitable relief
  • Other troubleshooting strategies
Webinar recordings are available within 24 hours after the live webinar concludes. All 2021 webinar recordings will expire on December 31, 2021.