HARKERS ISLAND — The Carteret County Aging Services and the N.C. Department of Insurance will host an informational session about Medicare at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bridge Downeast, 1344 Island Road.

This education session will discuss everything from enrollment to benefits, to secondary coverage, fraud and scams.

The session is free and open to all ages and will be split into two parts.

“The first part is general Medicare info,” said Elisabeth Simpson, Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center director. “It’s really good for folks who are aging into Medicare. We are calling it Medicare 101, it covers all the basics.”

The second half will cover Medicare scams and fraud.

Ms. Simpson said those leading the session will offer unbiased information. They will not be selling or offering recommendations for insurance, just facts.

Ms. Simpson said the session will be good for anyone who will benefit from Medicare, no matter their age.

“It would really be good information for anyone. Whether you’re on Medicare or not (or) you know someone who is, and you never know when you’ll have to help someone out,” she said.

She said it’s also good for people to know information about their insurance.

Those interested in attending should call the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center to preregister at 252-247-2626.

Carteret County Aging Services/Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center is a partner of the N.C. Department of Insurance Seniors Health Insurance Information Program and receives federal funds to provide education and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries in Carteret County.

Contact Megan Soult at 252-726-7081, ext. 228; email megan.soult@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @meganCCNT.

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