Brown Bag Lunch ZOOM Meeting - From Deductibles to Donut Holes: How to Decipher Your Medicare Choices

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: ZOOM
Speaker: Dainne Savastano, Founder and Principal of Healthassist

Brown Bag Lunch Meeting

Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch program on Wednesday, October 13.

Topic:  From Deductibles to Donut Holes: How to Decipher Your Medicare Choices

As individuals approach the age of 65 and become eligible for Medicare, they are often confused about when to enroll and in addition, surprised and overwhelmed by the choices available to them. Options are plentiful and understanding the differences between Parts A, B, C, and D, and what each option covers, is important.

Dianne Savastano, founder of Healthassist, will discuss the key factors every retiree needs to keep in mind as they plan for a successful transition to Medicare coverage.

Topics include:

• Medicare costs

• What traditional Medicare does and does not cover

• The differences between Medicare Part A, B, C, D, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans

• How open enrollment works

• What is a donut hole, anyway?

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Dainne Savastano, Founder and Principal of Healthassist

Dianne Savastano is Founder and Principal of Healthassist, a Massachusetts-based company founded in 2004 that specializes in helping clients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Beginning as a registered nurse providing direct patient care, Dianne’s 30-year career includes roles as a hospital, insurance and employee benefits executive and as a management consultant. Her experience has taught her to ensure that the healthcare consumer is at the center of the healthcare equation. A frequent, sought-after speaker, Dianne has delivered programs covering a wide range of critical healthcare-related topics covering patient advocacy, Medicare choices, healthcare reform and more. In addition, she has been interviewed in both national and local media, including Boston Women’s Business, The Detroit Free Press, Financial Advisor Magazine, Yahoo Health, and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Further, she has appeared as an expert guest on the PBS Second Opinion Series and presented at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Dianne is a founding member of National Association of Healthcare Advocates (NAHAC), serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for 5 years. Currently, she serves as a member of NAHAC’s Advisory Board. She is a founding member of Massachusetts Healthcare Advocates (MAHCA), the first regional group of NAHAC. She is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate. Dianne received her BS in Nursing from Rhode Island College and her MBA from Simmons University in Boston.

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