Virtual Seminar - What HR Needs to Know About Medicare for those Working Past Age 65
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1/2-day morning workshop

 Export to Your Calendar 8/27/2020
When: Thursday, August 27
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Presented Virtually on Zoom
United States

Online registration is available until: 8/26/2020
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Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
9:00 am-12:00 pm
What HR Needs to Know About Medicare for those Working Past Age 65*

What HR Needs to Know About Medicare for those Working Past Age 65*

Presented by Alejandra "Alex" Rischan, Benefits Counselor II and Karina Villela, Benefits Counselor II, Houston-Galveston Area Counsil

Many people are choosing to work well past age 65.  It is important that organizations understand Medicare, the differences between Medicare and most employer Group Health Plans, and who pays first when an employee is enrolled in Medicare.  Participants in this workshop will examine how their Group Health Plans work with Medicare, and will be able to demonstrate how to best support and guide employees who are Medicare eligible.  There will be a focus on coordination of benefits and the different options for Medicare-eligible employees.  Also, we will work in a problem-based learning exercise by looking at different case studies.

Credit Hours

*The workshop offers 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and 3 hours of HR (General) credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


ALEX RISCHAN is a Benefits Counselor with the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging.  She is a licensed benefits counselor and provides support and guidance to Medicare beneficiaries.  She has been with the agency since April 2016.  Her professional experience also includes working as a legal translator, and working for other government agencies at the county level.  She is passionate about helping individuals understand their benefits and assisting those in need navigate to resources that can enable them to live healthy, independent lives.  

KARINA VILLELA is a Benefits Counselor with the Houston Galveston Area Agency on Aging.  She is a licensed Benefits Counselor II who provides support and guidance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.  She has been with the agency since December 2014. Currently, she attends Wharton County Junior College and is working on her undergrad in Sociology. Prior to her current role, she worked as an insurance agent for sixteen years for one of the top three property and casualty insurance companies in Texas. She is eager about helping beneficiaries understand their benefits, as well as finding resources that empower them to live wholesome, independent lives.

Session Resources
  • Handout
  • Session Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Payment & Terms
  • HR Houston Member  $60
  • HR Houston NonMember  $75 


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration. If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


To utilize Zoom video conferencing, you will need to have:

  • A desktop, laptop or mobile device with video camera*
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Audio capability through speakers, mobile device, or telephone
  • Power source to sustain a half-day of online instruction

* Video camera is optional, but highly encouraged for this interactive session.

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240

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