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Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Seminar: October 15 at South Community Library

Same Free Session October 16 at Main Library 

St. Petersburg, FL (August 20, 2018) – SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is offering an informational seminar on Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans at the South Community Library on Monday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.; and at the St. Petersburg Main Library on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Each seminar will provide attendees with more specifics about Medicare Advantage Plans including HMOs and PPOs. Attendees will learn what they are, how they work and when to join. Call Main Library at (727) 893-7724, or South Community Library at (727) 893-7244, to reserve a seat. The seminars are free and open to the public.

The South Community Library is located at 2300 Roy Hanna Drive South.
The St. Petersburg Main Library is located at 3745 Ninth Avenue North.

If you are new to Medicare or have questions about your current Medicare programs, a SHINE counselor will also be available by appointment at the St Petersburg Main Library or the South Community Library for one-on-one counseling. The SHINE counselor can help answer your questions, assist with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, help resolve Medicare coverage issues and appeals, and can help you determine which Medical and/or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan best fits your needs.

During the Medicare open enrollment period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, a SHINE counselor will be available at the Main Library most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (727) 893-7724 to make an appointment. A SHINE counselor will also be available at South Community Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on most Tuesdays and Thursdays between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Call (727) 893-7244 to make an appointment. You can also call the SHINE helpline for phone assistance at 1-800-963-5337. This service is free and open to the public.

The St. Petersburg Library System is pleased to offer this service in partnership with SHINE and the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., and as a part of its Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Education, Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

For more information, call the South Community Library at (727) 893-7244, or the Main Library at (727) 893-7724.

About Your St. Petersburg Library: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit

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