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Seminar on June 10 Aims to Unravel Mysteries of Medicare and Medicaid

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

Western New England University’s Center for Science and Pharmacy will host a seminar on Wednesday, June 10, offering ways to qualify for benefits while also protecting one’s assets. The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 200, is free to the public.

The seminar begins with an insightful look at Medicare rules and what people need to know if they or their loved ones may be entering a nursing home and require access to Medicare benefits. The event continues with a discussion sure to unravel the mystery behind Medicaid, how to effectively prepare an asset protection plan, and what people need to know now if they may soon need to access Medicaid support.

These two government programs may seem complicated, but the presenters will demonstrate how, with a little bit of advanced planning, help can be within reach. Presenters include attorney Hyman Darling of Bacon Wilson, P.C.; attorney Michele Feinstein of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.; and attorney Peter Benjamin, director of Litigation at Community Legal Aid.