HCFCU to Host ‘Medicare 101’ Seminar

October 12, 2016, 11:59 AM HST
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How old do I have to be to enroll in Medicare? Do I have to make a certain income? Can I have other insurance and still have Medicare?

These and other important questions will be answered at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s (HCFCU) “Medicare 101” educational seminar (no plan specific benefits or details will be shared), on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Kailua-Kona.

Held at HCFCU’s Kaloko facility in the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room, the seminar is free to the public but with limited seating.

Peter Amelotte, health benefits manager with Aloha Insurance Services Inc. will discuss such topics as:

  • What are my Medicare health plan options?
  • Are there penalties for not taking Medicare at 65?
  • What’s the difference between Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B?
  • Is prescription drug coverage required?

“Most of us don’t think about Medicare until we need it,” said Tricia Buskirk, president and CEO of HCFCU. “This seminar will help our members with information so that they’re prepared when they’re ready to enroll.”


To register, or for more information, call (808) 930-7700 or [email protected].


HCFCU is located at 73-5611 Olowalu St. in Kailua-Kona.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its over 40,000 member/owners with branches in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; online and mobile banking; investment services; youth programs and supports numerous Hawaii Island programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents. For more information visit


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