Free Medicare seminar to be held in Cicero

Fidelis Care announces a free Fidelis Medicare Advantage seminar in Cicero for Onondaga County residents who are eligible for Medicare and want answers about coverage and benefits.

Fidelis Care will conduct a free information seminar at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 8 at Plainville's Nature's Fare Restaurant, 8450 Brewerton Road, Cicero. Experts from Fidelis Care will explain the benefits of Fidelis Medicare Advantage and answer attendees' questions.

Fidelis Care, the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, continues to offer dependable coverage for seniors through its 2010 Medicare Advantage programs. Fidelis Care offers Fidelis Medicare Advantage in 22 counties and Fidelis Dual Advantage for residents eligible for Medicaid and Medicare in 17 counties, with both products available in Onondaga County.

Fidelis Medicare Advantage plans feature low co-pays and lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Key benefits include zero-dollar monthly plan premiums, low copays for primary care and specialist visits, the freedom to choose thousands of quality doctors and hospitals, and $0 co-pays for lab tests and preventive services. The program is also available with Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, featuring a $4 co-pay for generic prescription drugs through the coverage gap. The Fidelis Medicare Advantage Part B Reduction plan provides Medicare Advantage benefits as well as adding an extra $40 to members' monthly Social Security checks, or $480 over the course of the year.

Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. In addition to Fidelis Medicare Advantage, Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance coverage through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs.

Fidelis Care members have access to a provider network of more than 35,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Syracuse, Amherst, Albany and Rego Park in Queens, with satellite offices in Rochester, Poughkeepsie, and Suffern.

Call (800) 860-8707 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday through Friday, or visit fideliscare.org. to learn more about how Fidelis Care is working on behalf of local seniors.

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