Cancer Survivors Club

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Conference Room 3A

The October session of The Survivors Club will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. in Conference Room 3A of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

Guest speakers include David Summers, regional representative for the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), and Jessica Ice, executive director for West Virginias for Affordable Health Care, a state-run non-partisan group.

SHIP is a non-profit federal program that assists senior citizens, disabled individuals, and caregivers who have questions or problems relating to Medicaid, Medicare and related coverage. SHIP counselors are trained in the regulations and laws pertaining to medical coverage for elderly and disabled individuals. SHIP counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company or provider. They are able to provide non-biased information and assistance to help people select medical coverage that meets their needs. There is no charge for any of their services. Summers will also educate the group on Medicare open enrollment season (Oct. 15-Dec. 7). During the annual enrollment season, Medicare recipients can make changes to various aspects of their coverage including switching from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or changing their Medicare Part D plan.

Ice will discuss the status and any possible changes/challenges to the ACA Marketplace (“Obamacare”). Additionally, she will present on the state health care agenda and provide our group with information on how we could all become more active constituents to improve healthcare for the people of West Virginia.

Dinner is provided. Please RSVP at 304-598-4563 or patricia.policicchio@wvumedicine.org.

Event Date: 10/09/2019 from 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM