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Older Inmates Learn about Medicare at Huntingdon

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March 25, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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SCI Huntingdon welcomed Roslyn Rogers and Zach Valentine from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging into the facility to speak to inmates and answer questions regarding Medicare on March 21.

Recently, inmates over the age of 65 and those turning 65 within 6 months received a letter asking if they wanted to enroll in Medicare. The deadline to enroll is on March 31, 2019, so once we reached out to Rogers and Valentine they quickly scheduled a time to assist and spoke to 43 of our inmates. They spoke on issues regarding what is Medicare and the different types along with answering questions regarding the penalties for not enrolling, late enrollment after the deadline, the penalties for those years over the age of 65, and costs of the premiums if they chose to enroll.

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