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Aug. 9 Forum Focuses On Health Care Insurance

How do I choose the best health insurance plan for my family? What is the Washington Health Benefit Exchange and how will it affect my coverage? What is the meaning of Medicare terms like “Part D” and “doughnut hole”?

Answers to these and other questions will be available at a forum on health care insurance on Friday, August 9 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Kent Senior Activity Center – 600 E Smith St. in Kent.

The event, hosted by the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services, will feature Liz Mercer from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)—a program sponsored by the Office of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner. Ms. Mercer will discuss how the Affordable Care Act might affect you and how you can access free, unbiased and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices.

In addition, 33rd District State Senator Karen Keiser and State Representative Dave Upthegrove will discuss recent legislative action related to health care coverage and other health care priorities.

Sign-in starts at 11 a.m. outside the meeting room. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is provided.

Space is limited so tickets are required, and there is a small charge to cover lunch costs. The first 80 tickets cost $2 each—limit two per person. After 80, tickets cost $6 each (no limit—must purchase by Friday, August 2for guaranteed seating.) For tickets, please call (253) 856-5150.

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