New To Medicare Educational Program – Thursday, September 22, 2022

New To Medicare Educational Program – Thursday, September 22

By Mary Loftis, SHIP/SMP Counselor

If you are turning 65 in 2022 or early 2023 and/or are considering going off an employer’s insurance plan soon this “New to Medicare” program is designed for you.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP/SMP) which is part of the Nebraska Department of Insurance, provides unbiased information to assist individuals as they reach this important point in their lives. I’ve been a SHIP counselor for 17 years and have assisted hundreds of people explaining the different parts and costs of Medicare as they become eligible. In addition, I’ve helped many, many more Medicare recipients compare Medicare prescription drug plans each year.

          During this workshop we will discuss the different parts of the Medicare program, costs, eligibility, Medicare Advantage and much more. There will be time for questions and answers, because any insurance related program always leaves you with questions…especially one as individualized as Medicare. The best news is that I can’t, won’t and don’t try to sell you anything. I work for SHIP/SMP and education is our business. Period.

          Anyone is welcome to attend no matter what county or community you live in. Bring along a friend, spouse or neighbor and any mail you’ve received that might be helpful to explain your questions.

          This free program will be held at the Chatt Senior Center on Thursday, September 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please call the Nebraska Extension office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 to pre-register so enough materials are available. If this date doesn’t work in your schedule, another New to Medicare session will be held in Washington County, in January.



Mary Loftis

Nebraska SHIP/SMP Counselor

Burt, Dodge & Washington Counties

Nebraska Extension in Burt County

111 North 13th Street Suite #6

Tekamah, NE 68061