SHIINE to host <br /> Medicare presentation

Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) will host an informational Medicare presentation in Vermillion at the Senior Center, 320 W. Main St. at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

The hour-long presentation will include an overview of basic Medicare, the differences between Parts A, B, C, and D, how and when to apply for coverage, covered services, Medigap coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, and who may be eligible for extra help with prescription drug costs. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Administered by the SD Department of Social Services, SHIINE is a federally-funded program that advocates for, educates and assists consumers with Medicare and related health information, to allow consumers to make timely and informed decisions and access necessary resources. The program is free for eligible seniors.

For more information on SHIINE or the Understanding Medicare presentation, contact SHIINE Regional Coordinator Tom Hoy, at 1-800-536-8197 or visit

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