Kern County Aging and Adult Services to host free webinar on preventive Medicare Services

March 24, 2023 /

Kern County Aging and Adult Services will be hosting a free webinar on Medicare coverage of preventive services on March 31 at 10 a.m. According to a release preventative care is not only to prevent illness but also to help in detecting conditions. 

Carolina Oehler, Program Specialist and Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) stated that this webinar is important because people do not always know what Medicare will pay for. 

“Some people may not know that Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep them healthy and that preventive services can find health problems early and can keep them from getting certain diseases, that’s why knowing how to take advantage of these services can make a big difference in their health,” said Oehler. 

When looking for coverage Oehler explained that is important for community members to know their rights and be able to compare different plans to make the best decision for them and HICAP provides that assistance. 

“We all know Medicare can be complex and confusing but this is why HICAP offers free counseling, education, and assistance. HICAP is the most dependable source of unbiased and accurate Medicare-related information,” said Oehler. 

Oehler stated that HICAP counselors are registered with the California Department of Aging. According to the release all Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, social workers, and healthcare providers are able to join the webinar. 

The webinar will be held via zoom.

Meeting ID: 819 9840 6024

Passcode: 223687

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JaNell Gore

Ja'Nell Gore is a student at Cal State Bakersfield. In addition to writing for Kern Sol News she is a poet who loves any chance she has to perform and be with her community.