Understanding health insurance options in retirement

Published 11:50 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What is Medicare and how does it work? What about coverage for prescription drugs? Are there health care services and expenses that are not covered under Medicare?

September’s C.O.R.E.(Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital can help answer those type of questions.

“This free program will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center Auditorium at 125 Buena Vista Circle in South Hill,” according to a recent press release from the hospital.

“There will be a panel of experts discussing Medicare and the different ways to supplement Medicare coverage in retirement. The panel will include the following: Mary Ann Cundiff, patient account director at VCU Health CMH; Jo Ann Powell, Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program Coordinator at LCAAA; and Melissa Morris, medication assistance Caseworker with VCU health CMH’s Pharmacy Connection.”

Reservations are not required. For more information or to register to attend, call (434) 774-2550 or visit www.vcu-cmh.org.