Never Too Late - August 2022

Medicare Corner

Understanding Medicare Presentation Hybrid (in-person and virtual)

Come learn about:

 Medicare basics – difference between Original Medicare & Medicare Advantage  Medigap Policies (Supplementary coverage)  Coordination of Benefits (Medicare and VA coverage, COBRA, Retiree Plans, AHCCCS, etc.)

 How to enroll  How to make changes  Medicare Savings Programs for low-income beneficiaries


PCOA Lupu Building 8467 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710 August 4

PCOA - The Katie 660 S. Country Club Rd. Tucson, AZ 8571616 August 18

Live Zoom Presentation

August 4 & 18


Thursday, 10am -1pm

Day/Time: Registration:

Thursday, 10am-1pm

Thursday, 10am -1pm

For more information, contact PCOA Medicare department at (520) 546-2011 or email This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0022, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official acl policy.

Fraud Surrounding COVID-19 is Increasing

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target older populations. It’s important to remember that although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials may contact you if they believe you may have been exposed to the virus, they will not need to ask you for insurance

or financial information. Scammers rapidly alter their tactics and adapt their schemes to the changing landscape, and have leveraged the COVID-19 vaccine, testing sites, and testing kits to prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries. Be vigilant and protect yourself from potential fraud concerning COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatments. Here are things you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine schemes: • You will not need to pay anything out- of-pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.

• Medicare will not contact you to confirm your Medicare number or personal information over the phone. • Medicare has not issued a COVID-19 Medicare card and anyone contacting you about this is attempting to steal your information. • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Medicare number, Social Security number, or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.

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