HCFCU to Present Free Medicare 101 Seminar

November 30, 2016, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated November 30, 8:30 AM
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Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is hosting “Medicare 101,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at HCFCU’s Kaloko facility in the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room in Kailua Kona), this informative seminar is free to the public but with limited seating.

What are my Medicare health plan options? Are there penalties for not taking Medicare at 65? Do I have to make a certain income? It’s important to know the answers to these and many other questions…

No plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.

“We had a such a great crowd at our last Medicare 101 seminar we knew we had to do another as soon as we could,” said Tricia Buskirk, president and CEO of HCFCU.

“These types of seminars and workshops are key to being proactive and ready for each life stage.”


Peter Amelotte, Health Benefits Manager with Aloha Insurance Services Inc. will discuss topics including:

  • How old do I have to be to enroll in Medicare?
  • What are my Medicare health plan options?
  • Can I have other insurance and still have Medicare?
  • What’s the difference between Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B?
  • Is prescription drug coverage required?

HCFCU’s Kaloko facility is located at 73-5611 Olowalu St.

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

HCFCU 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. For more information, visit

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