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Webinar: Understanding Medicare Options

When: Monday, June 13, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Joseph Stone, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Contact: Alex Mascaro

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NEHRA's Webinar Series

Understanding Medicare Options

Presented By: The Centers for Medicate & Medicated Services (CMS)

Program Overview:

Do you have employees or retirees who are eligible to enroll in Medicare?  People who are still working (or have retiree, COBRA, or other types of coverage) have important decisions to make about their health coverage when they become eligible for Medicare.  The rules about how other insurance works with Medicare and considerations that people should weigh when deciding whether to enroll in Medicare when they become eligible, vary based on a number of factors.  Enrolling in Medicare late can increase the premium costs for your employees for as long as they have Medicare (and well after they retire from your company) and can result in gaps in coverage.  This webinar will  cover:

  • Who is eligible for Medicare
  • When to enroll into Medicare
  • How can individuals enroll
  • What types of Medicare plans are available
  • Resources for employees and retirees


Joseph (Joe) Stone, Special Assistant, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Joe serves as the Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator at the CMS Region I office that oversees the 6 New England States. In this position he supports the CMS Regional Administrator’s efforts to promote the vital work performed by CMS in maintaining and improving access to health care in New England.  Joe has over 20 years of experience in health care and government programs.  Joe began his career at CMS as a contract manager in the Medicare Managed Care Division.  He later went on to be part of the teams that implemented the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Medicare Part D, and the Health Insurance Marketplace in New England. Prior to CMS, Joe was a Senior Compliance Officer at Oxford Health Plan in Metropolitan New York, helping to make Oxford one of the largest and fastest growing health plans in the country at that time.  Joe holds a BA in Political Science from The University of Connecticut.



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