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Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska to Host Follow-up Webinar on Medicare Open Enrollment


August 4, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. - Last month, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska hosted a webinar on Medicare basics, presented by Certified SHIP Counselor, Sheila Kennedy. Throughout the course of the evening, Kennedy shared a wealth of knowledge about the various parts and plans of Medicare, and what to be aware of for each.  

Many of the participants thanked Kennedy, stating that the information was very helpful and thorough. 

Due to the success of the Medicare basics webinar, Kennedy will be presenting another webinar on September 20, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. covering Medicare Open Enrollment. 

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 - December 7 each year and is the only way for Medicare recipients to update their coverage. Unfortunately, this process can often be confusing and filled with pitfalls that can cause penalties or even loss of coverage for the unaware.

To help people to prepare for Open Enrollment, the topics covered in this webinar include: 

  • A brief recap of Medicare and its plans
  • Part D and the Advantage plans
  • Copay and co-insurance amounts that determine the plan costs
  • How to maximize cost, coverage, and convenience
  • Overview of Open Enrollment and how to review plans with and without accounts.

Individuals interested in participating can register to attend at:

About Nebraska SHIP

Nebraska SHIP is a member of the national SHIP network and a division of the Nebraska Department of Insurance. 

About the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) was founded in 2009 to create better futures for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support.

Serving the brain injury population means securing and developing community-based services, providing support groups, access to pertinent information and medical resources, and service referrals. It also means educating professionals who work with children and adults with brain injury. 

These impactful services are provided by BIA-NE resource facilitators throughout the state of Nebraska who are available to help individuals living with the effects of brain injury. To learn more about the BIA-NE resource facilitation program and its staff members, visit 


For more information on the BIA–NE and its impact on the brain injury community in Nebraska, contact Peggy Reisher, MSW, Executive Director, at or 402-890-0606. 


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