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Medicare, COBRA and More - Welcome to Vipers' Nest
In-Person and Virtual Monday 06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
In this entertaining session (yes, really!), attendees will discover simple tricks and tools to easily navigate the complexities of Medicare, including easy-to-use talking points to drive a basic understanding of Medicare and help employees steer clear of costly Medicare mistakes. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 3:30pm.

Beware! HR professionals, like most people in general, are often unaware of the dangers of Medicare-related mistakes- until one bites them. Unfortunately, just one Medicare mistake can be incredibly costly - or even deadly. In this session, you'll learn the most common Medicare-related mistakes made by HR professionals and how to steer clear of them, with a special emphasis on COBRA, Medicare secondary payer rules and Guaranteed Issue Right.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Medicare is the primary payer for employees on COBRA after the age of 65.
  • What Guaranteed Issue Right is and why it's important for those on COBRA.
  • Simple, yet powerful, talking points about Medicare to use with employees.
  • Specific strategies to bridge potential gaps in coverage during work transitions.
  • How to integrate Medicare into the broader narrative of employee benefits and healthcare planning.
Melinda A. Caughill, CSA Photo
Melinda A. Caughill, CSA, Co-Founder ,
65 Incorporated