UnitedHealthcare and Jersey City Medical Center Host Education Seminars to Help Medicare Consumers Understand Their Health Care Coverage Options

Seminars designed to help baby boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries learn the basics of Medicare and make informed health care decisions

UnitedHealthcare and Jersey City Medical Center Host Education Seminars to Help Medicare Consumers Understand Their Health Care Coverage Options

UnitedHealthcareSarah Bearce952-931-4732orAndover CommunicationsSteven Clark201-947-4133

UnitedHealthcare will host a series of educational seminars at the Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, N.J., to help baby boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries learn more about the Medicare program so they can make confident health care coverage choices.

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 New Jersey, nearly 97,000 baby boomers will turn 65 this year. The seminars 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 Debra Kaplan Lewis, regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in New Jersey. “Through these seminars, we hope to make it easier for people to get the information they need to make informed decisions about their health care coverage.”

At the meetings, UnitedHealthcare representatives will present information about the basics of Medicare, including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and how to find coverage that best meets their health and financial needs.

The educational seminars will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, Monday, Aug. 6, and Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the cafeteria of the Jersey City Medical Center, 355 Grand St., Jersey City.

More than 63,000 New Jersey beneficiaries are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans. Members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans have access to a care provider network of 44 hospitals and more than 8,300 physicians and other health care professionals statewide. With nearly 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 beneficiaries.

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Jersey City Medical Center is a leading healthcare provider in the New Jersey region with 330 beds and a full range of services available. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a state-designated Regional Trauma Center and the Regional Perinatal Center for Diagnosis and Treatment. Jersey City Medical Center is the only hospital in Hudson, Essex and Union counties that has been recognized with the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. For more information, visit .

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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