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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 

Medicare Part D for 2013: Overview and Changes
Eva Shiffrin & Ginger Rogers, Disability Rights Wisconsin
Part 1: Introduction and Overview
Part 2: The Low Income Subsidy
Part 3: Solving Problems in Part D

Medicare and Advantage Plan Updates for 2013
Peg Nugent, GWAAR

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
What to Expect in 2013

Tutorial on Using the Medicare Plan Finder
Eva Shiffrin, DRW Sample
Training Scenarios

Reporting in SHIP Tutorial
Presented by Rita Cairns, Legal Services Developer/SHIP Director, BADR

Wisconsin SHIP and SMP: Natural Partners in the Battle Against Medicare Fraud
Presented by Elizabeth Conrad, Kevin Brown, and Judy Steinke of Wisconsin SMP. Nate Vercauteren, Elder Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorney, GWAAR      

PowerPoint Trainings

What Medicare Beneficiaries Need Know for 2013
Developed by Peg Nugent for modification and use with beneficiaries or family members. View notes pages as needed.

Making the Most of Medicare for Your Clients
Developed by Peg Nugent for modification and use by Benefit Specialists to train other professionals in their agencies or communities.

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

Other Important Trainings

The National Council on Aging hosts regular webinars on timely topics. Of particular interest to you may be:

For others, check the NCBOE Website.

Return (new page) to the main Medicare Information page. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


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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GWaar - collaboratively working to improve the quality of the systems and services that support Wisconsin seniors.

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