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Medicare 101

Start Date:10/8/2020

Start Time:10:00 AM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

Medicare 101

No matter where you're headed in life, Medicare will be part of it helping to protect your health and wallet. AARP is here to help you get to know Medicare, so you can get the most out of your coverage. Jo Murphy from the Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) will break down Medicare's parts, choices and deadlines so you can figure out what will work best for you--because when you're confident Medicare has you covered, you can focus on turning your life goals into real possibilities.

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Speakers

Karen Kafantaris

Associate State Director

CHRIS TARPOFF

AARP Michigan Volunteer

Chris joined AARP's Volunteer Team in June of 2013 when retiring from the Health, Disability, and Life insurance business. His familiarity with the health insurance arena was put to use in explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Groups of AARP members who would benefit in learning how the ACA effects Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans the members may be considering or already using. Chris helps people to understand the terminology used in Medicare and related types of coverage.

Jo Murphy

Executive Director

Michigan Medicare/ Medicaid Assistance Program

Jo Murphy has served as the Executive Director of the Michigan Medicare/ Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Michigan’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) since 2007. For 10 years prior to taking the position of Executive Director with MMAP in 2007, Ms. Murphy served as a MMAP coordinator covering nine Michigan counties and the city of Grand Rapids. Additionally, she was awarded the MMAP Coordinator of the Year title in 2006. Ms. Murphy served as a certified MMAP trainer for many years. In that capacity, she conducted countless intensive training sessions for new volunteer MMAP counselors and for paid staff from many human service agencies all across Michigan.
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