Medicare 101

FREE Weekly Walk-In Seminar

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Medicare Mondays

Education is so important, especially for people approaching Medicare eligibility.  A weekly one-hour session is led by Dean to present Medicare facts and answer questions. A group setting is a comfortable format to gain confidence about Medicare decisions.  This “Medicare 101” session is held every Monday at 5:30 PM at the Canyon Lake Activity (Senior) Center, 2900 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City.

· Weekly @ 5:30 pm seminar. Walk-ins are welcome.
· Canyon Lake Activities (Senior) Center (2900 Canyon Lake Drive)
· For current and soon-to-be-eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
· Company products not discussed, only concepts (i.e. this is not a sales seminar)
· Agenda is to learn about Medicare and answer questions.

It's Free!

Come get answers to some of your most important questions.

Bring Your Questions

Medicare can be confusing! Spend a hour to get up to speed.


Medicare 101 sessions are every Monday at 5:30pm at the Canyon Lake Activity Center.


What We offer

At Healthwise Rapid City
Part A

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance): Part A coverage is a premium-free program for participants with enough earned credits based on their own work history or that of a spouse at least 62 years of age (when applicable) as determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Part B

(Outpatient and Medical Insurance): Part B coverage requires a monthly premium contribution. With limited exception, enrollment is required for members who are retired or who have lost Current Employment Status and are eligible for Medicare.

Part D

(Prescription Drug Insurance): Part D coverage is not required for plan participants enrolled in any of the state programs (i.e., CIP, TRIP, LGHP or State). Medicare Part D coverage requires a monthly premium, unless the participant qualifies for extra-help assistance.

Medigap Policies

Medigap is Medicare Supplement Insurance that helps fill “gaps” in Original Medicare and is sold by private companies. Original Medicare pays for much, but not all, of the cost for covered health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy can help pay some of the remaining health care costs, like:
– Copayments
– Coinsurance
– Deductibles

Part C

 A Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) is another Medicare health plan choice you may have as part of Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies approved by Medicare.

Long Term Care

Long-term care is a range of services and support for your personal care needs. Most long-term care isn’t medical care. Instead, most long-term care is help with basic personal tasks of everyday life like bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom, sometimes called “activities of daily living.”

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Let the Medicare Caddy help you knock a couple strokes off your handicap.

Dean Henzlik: The Medicare Caddy

Helping you navigate the roughs, bunkers and penalty areas of Medicare and stay in the fairways