ASHLAND, Ky. – Jacob Taulbee, a coordinator with Kentucky’s State Health Insurance
Assistance Program, will be the featured speaker at the the monthly Welcome
to Medicare program on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Free flu shots and a buffet lunch will be provided to attendees, beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Taulbee will speak from noon to 12:45 p.m. on the process
of enrolling in Medicare and benefits for both new beneficiaries and those
who have been enrolled in the program for a period of time.
The program will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
“Many people don’t realize the benefits that are available
to them through Medicare,” said Angie Graham, R.N., who leads King’s
Daughters transitions of care initiative. “These include a preventive
services visit and associated screenings – at no cost – during
the first 12 months of Medicare enrollment and an annual preventive services
visit after the first year,” she said.
RSVPs are requested for the lunch portion of the program and may be made
by calling (606) 408-0552 on or before noon, Monday, Oct. 3. The program
will be held in Rooms 1, 2 & 3 of King’s Daughters Health Education
Center, on the lower level of the Lexington Avenue Parking Garage, 2201
Lexington Ave., Ashland.
Taulbee earned his bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Morehead
State University and is currently pursuing his master’s in public
administration at Eastern Kentucky University. He has served as State
Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) program assistant and a paralegal intern
at the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. He is a certified long-term care ombudsman
and public benefits counselor throughout FIVCO’s five-county service region.