SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Cynthia Gibson, CFP® with Waddell & Reed, Inc. are inviting all Sitkans to attend a joint presentation aimed at answering questions about Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits. The event is Friday, October 27, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall and includes lunch.

It is common for people to be unsure of their Medicare options, the coverage they need, and when they should sign up to begin receiving Social Security benefits.  Susan Briles, a Certified Medicare Specialist with the Outreach & Enrollment team at SEARHC will speak about Medicare options and how to avoid the pitfalls and penalties that may surprise some. Cynthia Gibson, CFP® a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed will speak about how to make the most of the Social Security benefits available to you. Both will be available for questions following their presentations.

SEARHC is a Certified Application Counselor agency offering free assistance to all Southeast residents.  SEARHC/Susan Briles and Waddell & Reed, Inc. are not affiliated in any way. For more information, call Susan Briles at (907)966-8662 or Cynthia Gibson from Waddell & Reed at (907)966-2803. People may also find additional health insurance information by visiting the SEARHC website.