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NHCOA Continues Grassroots Medicare Education with Support of UnitedHealth Group

Washington, DC – The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)—the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers— recently received support from the UnitedHealth Group to continue conducting grassroots Medicare education in the Hispanic community.

This regional education outreach campaign helps to ensure Hispanic seniors and families receive timely and accurate information regarding Medicare in a culturally and linguistically competent and age sensitive manner. In particular, the education campaign will focus on the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, which starts and ends earlier this year, from October 15 to December 7.

“Each year, it is important for Medicare beneficiaries to review their plan and ensure it fits their needs by asking the three Cs: cost, coverage, and convenience,” said Dr. Henry Pacheco, NHCOA Medical Adviser. “When there is confusion and lack of information, beneficiaries are directly impacted. This is why it is important to get this vital information to the community.”

The campaign directly focuses on the families and caregivers of Latino seniors who tend to help them make health-related decisions, yet may not have access to all the information they need. NHCOA works closely with local Hispanic Aging Network members in Texas and Florida to disseminate information and conduct outreach.

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