Calendar of Events

Each month, we present a program of interest to our members and their guests. This page contains a list of upcoming programs including the speaker, topic, and sponsor(s). For more information about any program or to suggest a topic that might be of interest to our members, please contact our Speakers Committee via email at . Each attendee must RSVP online at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Sponsorship Information: One or two sponsors provide lunch for approximately 80-100 attendees and are allowed 10 minutes to talk about their agency / business (5 minutes each if there are two sponsors). If you are interested in being a lunch sponsor, please contact our Sponsors Committee via email at . If you have signed up to be a sponsor, please click here to pay for your sponsorship online.

Speaker Information: One or more speakers present "generic" information about a topic for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers do not promote their own services or products.

NOTE: Luncheon meetings are open to members only. If you would like to attend as a guest please call any board member or e-mail .

Are you curious about past meeting topics and speakers? Click here to visit our event archive.

September 20, 2018

Karen Cooper


Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper spent over twenty years in the medical sales field in the Albuquerque market. After dealing with mostly seniors and medicare as the primary payer she became very passionate about patients learning more about their insurance plan. Cooper wanted to be able to explain to patients before they enroll so they can make better choices. She has been a Medicare Broker for 3 years at this time. Cooper can see the benefits daily on being on the other side and how she can make more of a difference in assisting Seniors with the healthcare needs.


Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare can be very overwhelming for Seniors and/or those on Disability. Insurance Brokers can help individuals navigate the enrollment process. Seniors have many choices and may be unaware of assistance that is available to them. Insurance brokers can help determine which plan may be the most appropriate for members and which plans are the most cost effective. Brokers never charge for their time and will usually stay with the member to help them with any follow up with their plan.

This presentation will explain the difference between Medicare A, B, C and D, and the different plan levels that are typically available. Karen will also make suggestions as to what the senior should ask during open enrollment.


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