Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Just in time for Medicare enrollment season, Allsup, a nationwide provider of services for people with disabilities, and the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will co-host a moderated chat titled, “Making the most of Medicare” during the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo.
This free, online expo is 508 compliant for accessibility and will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. A presentation on “What You Need to Know About Medicare,” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. CST. The moderated chat with Medicare experts will follow the presentation from 1:05 to 1:35 p.m. CST.
“Medicare is an essential part of ensuring that people with MS are able to access comprehensive medical treatment for a very complicated disease,” said Kris Erickson, senior health insurance manager, National MS Society and co-moderator of the chat. “The National MS Society helps people walk through their Medicare options on a daily basis to make the best coverage decisions possible with what can sometimes become a complicated maze of options.”
Closely reviewing Medicare coverage is important, added Paula Muschler, co-moderator and manager of the Allsup Medicare Advisor®, a Medicare plan selection service. “By carefully assessing your Medicare coverage from this year and changes you expect in 2013, you could see savings with your healthcare costs,” Muschler said.
The Medicare open enrollment period for 2013 runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2012. “During this time, participants can make changes to their Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans for the coming year,” Muschler explained.
Sifting through the many Medicare plan options can be stressful, and making the wrong choice can result in thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses, Muschler added. “Allsup can help take the guesswork out of reviewing and choosing your plan with the Allsup Medicare Advisor.”
More than a dozen leading health, disability, advocacy and social service organizations will gather in two virtual exhibition halls to provide informational sessions and screening services, answer questions and seek feedback on important issues. Content will be available during an on-demand period through Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Other moderated chat topics at the Web Expo include, “Is chronic pain a disability?” and “Wounded warriors—a discussion on veteran disability resources.”
Register for the event and download the agenda at WebExpo.Allsup.com.
For more information about the Web Expo, contact Tai Venuti, MPH, at (800) 854-1418, ext. 68573.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
The National MS Society is dedicated to mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs more than 800 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.