Seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 and at 6 p.m. on July 29, Aug. 26, and Sept. 23.
“Medicare can be confusing, and it’s important that you have a good understanding of how Medicare works,” said Tracy Cornatzer, sales manager for Virginia Farm Bureau’s Health Insurance division. “We had a great turnout in 2020, and since the pandemic is continuing, we’ve decided to hold this year’s seminars virtually to minimize risk to our members, customers and staff.”
The virtual sessions are accessible from the living room couch or kitchen table, on a computer, phone, or tablet.
Sessions typically last an hour, and a health insurance representative of Farm Bureau’s Health Insurance division will present the material. Cornatzer said it covers the nuts and bolts of how Medicare and related plans work. Enrollment periods and plan timelines will also be explained.
Virginia Farm Bureau has facilitated Medicare seminars since 2016, but last year was the first time the sessions were held online. “We will miss seeing everyone in person but are happy that with the aid of technology we can offer these classes through a computer, tablet or phone,” Cornatzer said.
To RSVP, persons may email their name, county, email address, and the date of their chosen seminar to MedicareSeminar@vafb.com or contact their local Farm Bureau office at 1095 Peppers Ferry Rd. in Christiansburg. Participants can RSVP to the session of their choice and will be sent a Webex link to join that meeting virtually.
Persons who are unable to attend and have questions about Medicare or need assistance signing up for a Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Part D plan may contact the Montgomery County Farm Bureau office at 540-382-8161 or call 800-229-7779. Persons on Medicare can also request a quote at vafb.com/health.