Medicare: Other Insurance and Assistance Programs

Estimated Time: 4.5 hours

$69.00

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UDPATED 2024: The epoch of the Medicare suite, Other Insurance and Assistance Programs provides advanced learners with an in-depth look at how Medicare functions with other types of insurances as well as how to navigate enrollment into low-income assistance programs. You will learn about Medicare coordination of benefits and how to screen beneficiaries for low-income assistance. Course Type: Interactive. Worth 6 PDCs (SHRM) and 6 CEUs (HRCI General Credits).

Credits

6 CEUs
6 PDCs
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Learning Objectives

  • Explain what coordination of benefits means and differentiate between primary and secondary insurance
  • Determine when beneficiary’s current employee insurance pays primary or secondary to Medicare
  • Understand how retiree insurance, COBRA insurance, and Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) coordinate with Medicare
  • Advise beneficiaries about when they may or may not want to delay Medicare enrollment
  • Understand how military benefits coordinate with Medicare, including TRICARE, TRICARE for Life, and Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits
  • Explain how liability insurance, no-fault insurance, and workers’ compensation work with Medicare
  • Discuss the basics of long-term care and dental insurance
  • Recognize how Health Insurance Marketplaces may affect Medicare beneficiaries
  • Explain what Medicaid is and what makes someone eligible
  • Understand how to apply for Medicaid
  • Discuss the services Medicaid covers
  • Help beneficiaries’ transition among different types of Medicaid
  • Discuss Medicare Savings Programs and how to screen for them
  • Understand the federal Extra Help drug subsidy
  • Seek out state-specific assistance programs
  • Help beneficiaries apply for an array of programs

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HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 6 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 6 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.