How Medicare Works with Marketplace Insurance
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How Medicare Works with Marketplace Insurance


Date: April 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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More than 5 million people have applied for insurance through the new Marketplaces, which were established under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. What do the Marketplaces mean for people with Medicare?

That’s the question we’ll be answering in our April webinar, featuring guests from the Medicare Rights Center.

This two-hour webinar will cover:

  • An overview of the Marketplaces
  • How the Marketplaces differ from Medicare
  • Useful case examples illustrating how the Marketplaces affect people with Medicare
  • Medicare and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
  • Making decisions about Medicare drug coverage for SHOP enrollees

The information presented will be invaluable for health care professionals and advocates who serve people with Medicare.


Katherine Fitzpatrick is Education Coordinator at the Medicare Rights Center (, a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and educational programs. Medicare Rights fields more than 14,000 helpline questions each year and provides answers to thousands more questions during presentations and through print and online educational resources. Fitzpatrick is responsible for the development and distribution of these resources, including newsletters, the award-winning Medicare Interactive website (, and the new professional curriculum, Medicare Rights University ( In addition to managing a team comprised of attorneys and Medicare experts, Fitzpatrick regularly leads presentations for people with Medicare, their families, and the professionals serving them. Fitzpatrick has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in Political Science and English and is currently obtaining her Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.

Note: We cannot issue CEUs or certificates of attendance for this webinar. A recording of this webinar will be posted online shortly after the event.


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