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Sitkans Invited to Medicare and Social Security Retirement Benefits Presentation 

SITKA – Susan Briles with SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Cynthia Gibson, CFP® with Waddell & Reed, are inviting Sitkans to attend a joint presentation aimed at answering questions about Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, space is limited and sign up is required by October 26. Call Angela at 907.966.2803 to inquire about availability and reserve your spot, which includes a free boxed lunch during the event.

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 Patient Health Benefits team at SEARHC, will speak about Medicare options and avoiding the pitfalls and penalties that may surprise some.  Cynthia Gibson 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. Cynthia Gibson is a Financial Advisor offering securities and investment products and services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. (WRI), member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products are offered through insurance companies with which Waddell & Reed has sales arrangements.  WRI is not affiliated with SEARHC or Susan Briles.

This seminar is a general overview of certain rules related to Social Security and Medicare, and the ideas presented are not individualized for your particular situation. This information is based on current law which can be changed at any time. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is based on data gathered from what we believe are reliable sources, but it is not guaranteed and should not be relied upon for financial advice. For your specific financial needs, please discuss your individual circumstances with your financial advisor.

Waddell & Reed, Inc. and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Any tax statements contained herein were not intended to be used for the purpose of avoiding U.S. federal, state or local tax penalties. Please consult your own independent advisor as to any tax or legal statements made herein.  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, searhc.org/patientresources/health-insurance.