Medicare workshop being offered in Boise this week

Posted at 5:22 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 07:22:43-05

BOISE, Idaho — A free Medicare workshop for individuals turning 65 and those approaching Medicare eligibility will be held in Boise. The workshop is happening on February 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Library! at Cole and Ustick, in the Bitterbrush Room.

Everyone, including caregivers, interested in learning how Medicare works is encouraged to attend.

Medicare workshops are designed to introduce the various parts of Medicare and to share some of the costs and benefits associated with the program. Sessions cover enrollment timeframes for Medigap, Medicare Advantage, prescription drug plans, and how the different parts of Medicare work together.

Staff with the state’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program, a unit of the Idaho Department of Insurance, conduct the workshops. To register for the upcoming session, please contact the SHIBA Helpline at 1-800-247-4422.

There will be workshops held in Twin Falls and McCall in March.