Roseman University Programs to Help Public Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

Henderson, Nev. – September 29, 2017 – For southern Nevada seniors enrolled in Medicare or turning 65 this fall, the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7, can be confusing and cause anxiety. Two Roseman University programs aim to create a better understanding of Medicare to help beneficiaries navigate the various Medicare options for enrollment or making changes to their existing plans.
Established in 2015, the Roseman University College of Pharmacy’s on-campus Medicare Call Lab – a partnership with Nevada’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) – provides Medicare beneficiaries unbiased information to help them 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.

“The Medicare Call Lab is staffed by volunteer student pharmacists from the Roseman University chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) who have received extensive training by SHIP,” said Leiana Oswald, PharmD, ASCP faculty advisor. “They are very knowledgeable about the complexities of Medicare and the extra coverage options available to southern Nevada beneficiaries.”

Oswald adds that under the guidance of a SHIP counselors, student volunteers have saved Medicare beneficiaries who have called the lab more than $750,000 over the past 13 months.

Individuals with Medicare questions can have their plan evaluated free of charge by calling the Medicare Call Lab at 702-968-6615.

Medicare is also the subject of Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 at the university’s Summerlin campus, located at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas. The presentation, “Help with Open Enrollment: The ABC’s of Medicare,” by Dr. Oswald, offers an interactive approach to providing an unbiased base of information regarding the four parts of Medicare, A, B, C & D.

“Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the enrollment process surrounding Medicare,” said Oswald. “We’ll also provide information on supplemental plans to help cover additional health care costs.”

The presentation is ideal for someone new to Medicare or will become Medicare eligible this year, as well as individuals that care for Medicare beneficiaries.  The event is free, but registration is required by visiting or by calling 702-802-2872.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level healthcare professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin in Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency, Advance Education in General Dentistry residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN to BSN; and an healthcare-focused MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine once it becomes accredited. More than 4,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.