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Seminar Aims to Unravel Mysteries of Medicare and Medicaid

SPRINGFIELD — Medicare and Medicaid are two terms that can be confusing, yet necessary for many to receive proper care and support in retirement.

Western New England University (WNEU) will host a seminar on these topics on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Science and Pharmacy, Room 200. Presenters will offer ways to qualify for benefits, while also protecting what people treasure the most.

The seminar begins with a look at the Medicare rules and what someone should know if they or a loved one are entering a nursing home and require access to Medicare benefits. It continues with a discussion unraveling the mystery behind Medicaid, how to effectively prepare an asset-protection plan, and what someone should know now if they may soon need to access Medicaid support. These two government programs may seem complicated, but the presenters will explain that, with some advanced planning, help is within reach.

Presenters include attorneys Hyman Darling of Bacon Wilson, P.C. and Michele Feinstein of Shatz, Schwartz, and Fentin, P.C., and Deborah Hollingworth, licensed social worker with Greater Springfield Senior Services.

The event is free to the public. To register, call (413) 796-2260 or e-mail ldias@wne.edu.

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