KNOXVILLE – Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future?  Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers?  Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues?

“Welcome to Medicare” is for you!  This two hour seminar offered at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics will be held Wednesday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m. in the KHC Learning Center. The seminar is free, but you must register by calling (641) 842-7054.

“Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.

SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa.  SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.  Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Marion county.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418 or visit