WORKSHOP: Medicare Basics

October 18, 2018, 8:55 AM HST (Updated October 18, 2018, 8:55 AM)

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 be educated on the answers to these and many other questions, which is why Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is hosting “Medicare 101,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Held at HCFCU’s Kaloko facility in the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room (73-5611 Olowalu St., Kailua Kona), this informative seminar is free to the public. For more information or to register, visit HCFCU’s Community Seminars section. Seating is limited so RSVP right away. No plan specific benefits or details will be shared.


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

  • How old do I have to be to enroll in Medicare?
  • What are my Medicare health plan options?
  • Is prescription drug coverage required?
  • Are there penalties for not taking Medicare when I turn 65? 

Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Honoka‘a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, and its first branch in Hilo will open soon. Additionally, HCFCU has Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools. HCFCU provides service minded financial professionals that will help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, education, personal and auto loans. HCFCU also offers complete checking and savings services, drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs.  HCFCU also supports numerous Hawai‘i Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawai‘i Island residents. For more information visit



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