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Health First Health Plans launches new "ASK A LOCAL EXPERT" initative

Everything you ever wanted to know about Original Medicare...but didn't know who to ask!

Educational lecture series will help Brevard and Indian River County residents navigate and understand Original Medicare

ROCKLEDGE, FL - Who do you think has a better understanding of the healthcare needs of Brevard and Indian River County residents?

  • An out-of-town health insurance company that has to look at a map to find Brevard or Indian River County on a map?
or
  • Health First Health Plans, which was founded in Brevard County by local residents, is headquartered in Brevard County, and is driven by its Mission to serve the healthcare needs of the community?

Every day, Health First Health Plans representatives take calls from other local residents wanting to understand Original Medicare and how it will affect them and their families in Brevard and Indian River counties.

To help understand the information that revolves around "Original Medicare", Health First Health Plans is launching a new "Ask a Local Expert" public forums where Health First Health Plans experts will answer questions and explain the alphabet soup of Medicare Part 'A', Medicare Part 'B', Medicare Part 'C', and Medicare Part 'D'.

"As the only locally headquartered health plan on the Central, East Coast of Florida, we understand that we have a responsibility to residents in the community to answer questions about Original Medicare," said Margaret Haney, Health First Health Plans President and CEO. "We are proud to offer these educational seminars to enhance their understanding of Original Medicare."

These lectures are not sales pitches. No specific information on Health First Health Plans details, benefits, or programs will be discussed.

This program is intended to meet the increasing demand among local residents. The information offered in these presentations is from the people who know the area. Our Original Medicare "Ask a Local Expert" sessions are being offered on the following dates, times, and locations over the next three months:

July
Wednesday, 7/25/12, 1 pm
Indian River Shores Community Center - Common Area
6001 Florida A1A, Indian River Shores 32963

August
Friday, 8/10/12, 1 pm
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce - Common Area
1216 21st Street, Vero Beach 32960

Tuesday, 8/14/12, 10 am
Cape Canaveral Hospital - Room C (Across from the Gift Shop)
701 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy., Cocoa Beach 32931

September
Thursday, 9/13/12, 2 pm
Holmes Regional Medical Center - Auditorium A
1350 South Hickory Street, Melbourne 32901

Saturday, 9/29/12, 10 am
Crane Community Center - Common Area
1440 Mosswood Drive, Melbourne 32935

Seating is limited, so call to reserve your space today or for accommodation of persons with special needs. Call 321-434-5665 or 1-800-716-7737 (TDD/TTY: 1-800-955-8771) seven days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm. From February 15 through September 30, you may receive a messaging service on weekends and holidays. Please leave a message and your call will be returned on the next business day.

Health First Health Plans is Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. This event is for educational purposes and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.

About Health First Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area's only Trauma and Heart Center. Health First also offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plans, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County, and four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.