Offered in partnership with the Pikes Peak Library District

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The Four-Part Medicare Series dives beyond the basics into Medicare and retirement. This series is designed to provide information to guide and support you as you make important health care decisions that affect the rest of your life. Presented by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Insurance Assistance department, the State Health Insurance Program, or SHIP. The SHIP is a federally, and state funded program that provides free and unbiased information and education by counselors that have been trained and certified by Medicare and the Colorado Division of Insurance. SHIP counselors do not sell or endorse any insurance products or companies. The Medicare series is designed to answer questions and provide information to help older adults and others who are becoming eligible for Medicare, make the most informed choices.

Webinars are offered for free through Microsoft Teams. Sessions are recorded and uploaded to YouTube shortly after the webinar date for those unable to attend live.


Part 1: Feb. 2, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Medicare Eligibility and Coverage (Part A/B)

Explains eligibility for enrolling in Medicare Parts A and B, how to enroll and when to enroll (enrollment periods).

Explains Medicare Parts A and B costs, what A and B cover (benefits) and options available when something is not covered by Medicare.


Part 2: Feb. 9, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Medicare Options: Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans

This course assumes that the attendee’s already have a basic knowledge of Medicare A and B eligibility, enrollment and of benefits and coverage or that they have already attended Session 1:  Medicare Eligibility and Coverage.

Explains the 2 types of coverage consumers can choose from for additional insurance to go with their Medicare A and B: Medigaps and Medicare Advantage Plans, what they are, how they coordinate with Medicare and what coverage they provide for those enrolled in Medicare A and B.


Part 3: Feb. 16, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Medicare Part D

This course explains the newest benefit of Medicare, Part D, for prescription drug coverage.  Details how Part D works, how to get it, what the costs are for Part D, eligibility and how to apply for financial assistance with Part D costs for those with low incomes.  Will also discuss other cost saving options available to consumers enrolled in Part D.


Part 4: Feb. 23, 2023, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health Insurance Options – What you need to know

Explains the Colorado Medicaid programs people with Medicare may be eligible for and how those Medicaid programs coordinate with Medicare.

Also discusses how other health insurance options work with Medicare such as Employer Group Health Plans (EGHP) for active and retired employee’s, COBRA, TriCare For Life, PERA, FEHB, etc.


Future Dates

April 6, 13, 20 and 27

June 1, 8, 15 and 22

August 3, 10, 17 and 24


This project was supported, in part by grant numbers 90SAPG0060, 90MPPG0033 and 2201COMISH from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.