AmeriCU Medicare Program Services

Medicare Program Services is one of our most exciting and important programs,” said James Lombardo, chief operating manager of AmeriCU Services, LLC. “It is so rewarding to all who are served by the program and receive the one- on-one personal attention that our Medicare staff provides.”

In partnership with Syracuse-based Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, AmeriCU Services developed a Medicare enrollment program in 2016 in order to support persons turning 65 in the nine-county area of Central New York. AmeriCU opened its doors and program to all persons in this cohort, members and non-members alike, and has been greeted with overwhelming support.

The program offers no-cost educational seminars to learn about Medicare options in general; sales seminars to evaluate specific health plan options, and one-on-one meetings to review each attendee’s personal situation. Appointments to meet and speak with a Medicare representative may be scheduled at any of AmeriCU’s 19 locations or by calling 315-356-3312.

The entire Medicare evaluation and decision process can be confusing and complex depending on an individual’s situation. Many seniors face penalties and financial costs for the wrong Medicare decision. AmeriCU’s program can help identify relevant information, provide analysis to identify the factors that will be most meaningful to the attendee, and present options for his or her consideration. “An impulsive decision could cost you in penalties and money. We feel a better approach is to take the time to layout the details, apply the factors most important to you, walk through the plan options, and select your plan. Then you can walk away confident that you’ve made an informed decision and with peace of mind,” said Paul Holgate, senior insurance solutions adviser at AmeriCU.

To date, more than 150 people have participated in the program with significant growth expected.

For additional details, visit any AmeriCU financial center or contact AmeriCU at 315-356-3312.

AmericCU Credit Union — 224 N. Genesee St., Utica, N.Y. 13502 — 315-356-3312