For Immediate Release: April 1, 2016

Public Invited to Free Medicare Event

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, Cherokee County Senior Services and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program invite residents of western North Carolina to join them at a Medicare Town Hall Meeting in Andrews on April 7.

SHIIP staff and volunteers will provide information and answer questions about Medicare, preventive services and Extra Help, a federal subsidy for Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes and assets to assist with prescription drug costs.

The Town Hall will be followed by a Medicare 101 Class. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact or 855-408-1212.

SHIIP Town Hall Meeting
April 7, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Medicare 101 Class: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cherokee County Senior Services
Andrews Community Center
54 Park St., Andrews, NC

SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. SHIIP’s trained volunteers provide one-on-one counseling in all 100 counties. For more information about SHIIP or to get answers to Medicare questions, call SHIIP directly at 855-408-1212 or visit