New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED: 10/12/2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND EVENTS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
Department Staff on Hand to Provide Important Information for Medicare Beneficiaries

             Superintendent Neil D. Levin today announced that Department staff will be attending ten events throughout Suffolk County to provide important information for Medicare beneficiaries.

            In response to the withdrawal of several HMOs on Long Island from the Medicare market, the Suffolk County Office for the Aging is sponsoring ten outreach sessions. The sessions will provide information to Medicare beneficiaries on health insurance options available to supplement Medicare. The Department’s staff members will be present to explain Medigap insurance, how to compare policies, and New York State’s enrollment protections.

            The following is a listing of locations for the scheduled events and contact numbers:

October 16, 2000 October 18, 2000
1:00 to 3:00 12:00 to 2:00
Huntington Town Senior Center Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Hall
423 Park Ave. 32 No. Ferry Road
Huntington Shelter Island
(631) 351-3253 (631) 749-0642

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October 20, 2000 October 24, 2000
10:00 to 12:00 1:00 to 3:00
Town Board Auditorium Club Met Life Bldg
Bldg 4. 750 Pacific Street
3233 Route 112 Mattituck
Medford (631) 298-4460
(631) 331-4000

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October 30, 2000 October 30, 2000
10:00 to 12:00 1:00 to 3:00
West Islip Senior Center Babylon Town Annex Auditorium
90 Higbie Lane 281 Phelps Lane
West Islip North Babylon
(631) 224-8932 (631) 422-7642

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November 9, 2000 November 13, 2000
1:00 to 3:00 10:00 to 12:00
Southhampton Community Center East Hampton Senior Center
18 Jackson Ave. 128 Springs Fireplace Road
Hampton Bays East Hampton
(631) 728-1235 (631) 324-6711

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November 14, 2000 November 20, 2000
10:00 to 3:00 10:00 to 3:00
County Center H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
330 Center Drive 100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Riverhead Hauppauge
(631) 852-1420 (631) 853-8200

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