Introductory “Medicare Basics” workshops have been scheduled in 2013 for Sep. 17, Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 12. at the County Office Building, 9 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon.
The sessions are presented by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS), and will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the eighth-floor conference room.
All workshops are free, but early registration is suggested because the classes fill up quickly. To sign up, call DSPS’ year-round Medicare Information Line at (914) 813-6100.
Case workers will provide information about Medicare parts A, B, C and D and how to use Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) for even greater savings. EPIC is a New York State-sponsored plan that helps eligible seniors pay prescription drug costs. They will also discuss Medigap insurance, cost-sharing and preventive benefits.
For more information, visit www.medicare.gov or call (800) 633-4227, the federal government’s official Medicare online site and helpline.