This course is an intermediate introduction with a retrospective of the Medicare program’s long and varied history since its introduction in 1965, aimed at helping you better understand the complexities of the senior health market and the details of the various Medicare-related products that are now available. There will be discussion covering origins and original intent of Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, and go on to chronicle some of the major legislation and recent changes that has shaped the products we sell today. The discussion then turns to the current market as well as what the system could look like in the future, and closes with an explanation of how agents can best serve their client navigation through the Medicare maze.
This course is designed to strengthen agents' and brokers' ability to provide the critical information beneficiaries need to make well informed decisions. Agents learn Medicare present costs, the different types of Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans, eligibility and coverage, and all of the CMS and Medicare Advantage regulations.
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020Times: Registration _ 1:30 pm, Class: 2:00 pm to 5:00pmLocation: Pastides Center 900 Senate Street Columbia, SC 239201Instructor: Maggie Stedt