UnitedHealthcare will host a series of community meetings across Rhode Island, including in the Warwick area, to help baby boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries better understand the Medicare program so they can make confident health care choices.
Every day for the next decade, 10,000 boomers will turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare, bringing tremendous growth to the country’s largest health insurance program. In Rhode Island, 188,000 baby boomers will turn 65 this year. The UnitedHealthcare community meetings will help these newly eligible individuals and other Medicare beneficiaries learn about their Medicare options.
“Our goal is to help people enrolling in Medicare for the first time or making changes to their coverage feel more comfortable and secure in the process,” Steve King, regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Rhode Island said in a statement.
At the meetings, local licensed sales agents who understand the community and the needs of local beneficiaries will present information about the basics of Medicare, including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows. An overview of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans available in Rhode Island will also be presented. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and how to find coverage in their community that best meets their health and financial needs.
Monthly meetings will be held in seven cities across Rhode Island, including in the Warwick area, starting now through June at the Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport, 1 Thurber St., Warwick the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. and the Ivy Garden, 272 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
For more information about Medicare, beneficiaries can visit www.Medicare.gov or MedicareMadeClear.com, “like” Medicare Made Clear on Facebook or follow @MedicareClear on Twitter. More information about UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans can be found at www.UHCMedicareSolutions.com.
A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-486-2048, TTY 711.