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2020 Spring Semester



How to Buy Health Insurance –
A Guide for Retirees

Instructor: Barbara Coriell CEBS

Thursdays • 3/19-5/7 • 1:00-3:00 PM

Class size 10-20 students
17 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 185

The goal of this course is to help you become an educated health insurance purchaser and user. We will look at how insurance plans work: how the medical world is organized financially, the nuts and bolts of health plan design and how Federal Taxes are involved. We will then look at the specifics of ACA (Affordable Care Act) plans and Medicare plans, how rates are developed and what to consider when buying coverage. Finally we’ll review how to get the most from your coverage from enrollment to claims. NOTE: We will not be covering Medicaid and NO insurance will be sold. Classroom

Barbara Coriell has spent her career in the health insurance field starting in large group claims, plan administration and underwriting with MetLife. She developed and administered an insurance pool for over 50 school districts in SW Ohio and then served as the Benefit Plan Administrator for the employees and retirees of the State of Hawaii. Yes, she and her husband moved from Hawaii to Winthrop, Maine where they are renovating an old farmhouse. She also has first hand experience purchasing ACA and Medicare plans and dealing with large bills from serious illness. She has a graduate degree in benefits, the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from the Wharton School.