UnitedHealthcare will host a series of community meetings across Rhode
Island to help baby boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries better
understand the Medicare program so they can make confident health care
Every day for the next decade, 10,000 boomers will turn 65 and become
eligible for Medicare, bringing tremendous growth to the country's
largest health insurance program. In Rhode Island, 188,000 baby boomers
will turn 65 this year. The UnitedHealthcare community meetings will
help these newly eligible individuals and other Medicare beneficiaries
learn about their Medicare options.
"Our goal is to help people enrolling in Medicare for the first time or
making changes to their coverage feel more comfortable and secure in the
process," said Steve King, regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare
Medicare & Retirement in Rhode Island. "By holding meetings in
convenient neighborhood locations across Rhode Island, we hope to make
it easier for people to get the information they need to make an
informed decision regarding their health care coverage."
At the meetings, local licensed sales agents who understand the
community and the needs of local beneficiaries will present information
about the basics of Medicare, including the different parts of the
program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows. An overview of
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans available in Rhode Island will
also be presented. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions
about their coverage options and how to find coverage in their community
that best meets their health and financial needs.
Monthly meetings will be held in seven cities across Rhode Island
Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport, 1 Thurber St., Warwick; second
Thursday of each month at 11 a.m.
Wyndham Garden Providence, 220 India St., Providence; last Tuesday of
each month at 1 p.m.
Best Western Newport, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport; first
Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m.
Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly; second Wednesday of
each month at 2 p.m.
Ivy Garden, 272 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick; second Tuesday of each
month at 2 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott, 636 George Washington Highway, Lincoln; first
Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. (excluding May 1)
Jacky's Galaxie, 383 Metacom Ave., Bristol; first Tuesday of each
month at 2 p.m. (excluding May 1)
More than 60,000 Rhode Island beneficiaries are enrolled in
UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans. Members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare
Medicare Advantage plans have access to a care provider network of 13
hospitals and more than 3,600 physicians and other health care
professionals statewide. With more than 10 million members enrolled in
its plans nationwide, UnitedHealthcare is the largest business dedicated
to meeting the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare
For more information about Medicare, beneficiaries can visit www.Medicare.gov
"like" Medicare Made Clear on Facebook or follow @MedicareClear on
Twitter. More information about UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans can be
found at www.UHCMedicareSolutions.com.
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A sales person will be present with information and applications. For
accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, please
call 1-877-486-2048, TTY 711.
Sarah Bearce, 952-931-4732