Roseman University’s October Neighborhood Health Series Offers Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

For many Southern Nevadans approaching age 65, making important decisions about complex Medicare choices can be daunting. Roseman University’s October Neighborhood Health Series offers an interactive approach in providing an unbiased base of information regarding the 4 parts of Medicare, A, B, C & D, making open enrollment easier to navigate.

Sponsored by Health Care Partners, “Help With Open Enrollment: The ABC’s Of Medicare,” will take place from 5:30 to 7 pm on Thursday, October 13 at Roseman University’s Summerlin Campus, located at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, NV 89135. The event is free, but registration is required online at speakers.roseman.edu or by calling 702-802-2872. Light dinner will be served.

Presented by College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor and Medicare expert, Dr. Catherine Oswald, the program will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the enrollment process surrounding Medicare. Information regarding supplemental plans to help cover additional health care costs will also be provided.

“This presentation is ideal for someone new to Medicare, or that will become Medicare eligible this year, as well as individuals that care for these beneficiaries,” said Oswald.

In addition to the presentation, Oswald oversees a Medicare Call Lab on Roseman University’s Henderson campus. Supported by a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, the Medicare Call Lab provides unbiased information to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions about their Medicare enrollment and coverage options. The goal of the lab is to help beneficiaries enroll in the most cost-effective plan to meet their individual needs.

Approaching open enrollment, the Medicare Call Lab is answering an average of 85 calls per month. Since July 1, the lab’s student volunteers and faculty advisors have saved beneficiaries more than $106,000 on an annual basis. For more information regarding Roseman University’s Medicare Call Lab or to have your plan evaluated free of charge call 702-968-6615.

Each month, Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series features an expert speaker from Roseman University on a variety of health care topics including navigating Medicare, dealing with common diseases, and coping with an aging parent. Guests will also experience elements of Roseman’s six-point Mastery Learning Model and will be invited to get to know other attendees, all while learning alongside members of southern Nevada’s most accomplished and talented medical community.