Medicare webinar: What you should know before retiring

Health care expenses are a key consideration in retirement planning, and that's why understanding Medicare—and the benefits it offers—is so important. To help employees understand the program, a webinar titled Medicare: Your Questions Answered will be offered twice, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2. The webcast will be hosted by Kerry Sweeney Harris, of Fidelity Investments, who will be joined by Marcia Mantell, of Mantell Retirement Consulting Inc.

They will cover:

  • Medicare eligibility requirements
  • How and when to sign up
  • Types of coverages and costs

Harris joined Fidelity in 1993 and is currently vice president within the company's Tax-Exempt Retirement Market, responsible for strategic planning and development of participant education and guidance solutions.

Mantell regularly partners with financial institutions to help translate technical and complex retirement regulations into everyday language for consumers. She has an in-depth knowledge of Social Security and Medicare and helps simplify the complexity of these critical retirement programs.

To learn important information about paying for health care in retirement, register online for the date that works best for you.