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Learn more about Medicare plans through free virtual seminars

Learn more about Medicare plans through free virtual seminars

Virtual Medicare 101 seminars were so popular in 2020 that Virginia Farm Bureau is once again offering a series of free informational classes for its members.

“Medicare can be confusing, and it’s important that you have a good understanding of how Medicare works,” said Tracy Cornatzer, sales manager for VFB Health Insurance division. “We had a great turnout in 2020, and since the pandemic is continuing, we’ve decided to hold this year’s seminars virtually to minimize risk to our members, customers and staff.”

The virtual sessions are accessible from the living room couch or kitchen table—on a computer, phone or tablet.

Sessions typically last an hour, and a health insurance representative of Farm Bureau’s Health Insurance division will present the material. Cornatzer said it covers the nuts and bolts of how Medicare and related plans work. Enrollment periods and plan timelines will also be explained.

Virginia Farm Bureau has facilitated Medicare seminars since 2016, but last year was the first time the sessions were held online. “We will miss seeing everyone in person but are happy that with the aid of technology we can offer these classes through a computer, tablet or phone,” Cornatzer said.

To RSVP, email your name, county, email address, and the date of your chosen seminar to or contact your local Farm Bureau office. Participants can RSVP to the session of their choice and will be sent a Webex link to join that meeting virtually.

Seminars will be held at 10 a.m. on May 4, June 8, July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7; and at 6 p.m. on April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23.

If you are unable to attend and have questions about Medicare or need assistance signing up for a Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Part D plan, contact a local Farm Bureau office or call 800-229-7779. You also can request a quote at