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ship-logo2Medicare Training Resources for Wisconsin

Wisconsin has some unique features when it comes to health insurance benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. Our standardized Medicare Supplement Policies with Wisconsin-mandated benefits, and SeniorCare—the creditable coverage alternative to Part D—are two variations that make Wisconsin-specific trainings for professionals worthwhile.

Thanks to various partners in the Wisconsin SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) for the following resources:

Webcast Trainings Available on Demand

Medicare Part D for 2014-2015: Overview and Changes November 2014

Presented by: Ginger Rogers, Sarah Pitsoulakis, Kyle Lawrence, Connie Gengle and Vicki Buchholz

Medicare Advantage Plan Training for 2014 AEP November 2014

Medicare Supplement Plans & Employer-Group Retiree Health Plans 
(Start at about 1:46—about two-thirds of the way along the scrollbar.)
Vicki Buchholz, Supervisor of Medigap Helplines, Board on Aging and Long Term Care

Medicare Summary Notice Changes

Tutorial on Using the Medicare Plan Finder November 2014

Training Scenarios November 2014

PowerPoint Trainings

Medicare in 2015: What You Need to Know December 2014

Working With the Media
Presented by Jill Makovic of Learfield Communications to the "Maximizing MIPPA Success Workshop", September 29, 2010.

Other Important Trainings

The Center for Benefits Access hots monthy webinars for benefits counselors.  These webinars are recorded and can be found at the NCBOE Website.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015


The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., is a nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin. We provide aging lead agencies in our service area with training, technical assistance, and advocacy to ensure the availability and quality of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older people in Wisconsin.

GWAAR supports and upholds the principles outlined in the Wisconsin aging network's common identity.

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We honor and celebrate Wisconsin’s tradition of excellence in providing outstanding programs and services for older people.