GET READY for Open Enrollment Period (OEP)
The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins October 15th and runs through December 7th.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department wants to help you make the right choice for you. As a state agency, we aren’t selling anything, so our only agenda is to help you make the right choice for you and your situation.
|10/06/2020 – 10 a.m.||Ray Walker||Medicare Advantage Plans
What are Medicare Advantage Plans? How do they compare to other options? Changes for 2021, Key Considerations, Pros and cons
|10/13/2020 – 10 a.m.||Gaye Humphrey||Medicare Updates for 2021
Before you renew or make a switch for next year make sure you consider these changes ahead.
|10/20/2020 – 10 a.m.||Anna Farha||Medicare Supplement Plans
What is a Medicare Supplemental plan (also known as Medigap plan)? Comparing Medicare supplement plans to Medicare advantage plans?
Things to consider when purchasing a Medigap policy? Who’s it right for? Pros and cons?
|10/27/2020 – 10 a.m.||Gaye Humphrey||Medicare Part D
How Medicare covers drugs, ways to get your prescription drugs covered, why compare plans annually, key things to consider before you commit?
|11/05/2020 – 10 a.m.||José M. Olivero||Social Security 101
What benefits are available? How to get a My Social Security account? How to apply?
|11/12/2020 – 10 a.m.||Ray Walker and Mykel Fry||Helping Hand – Assisting Seniors and Respecting their Rights
Patient rights, Power of Attorney, Intersections of Guardianships
All of these are FREE, but you are required to register.
Ray Walker is the Divisional Director for the Medicare Assistance Program at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Mr. Walker has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and over 20 years of experience working in and around the healthcare industry, primarily in insurance. Mr. Walker has had the privilege of speaking to groups across the state and around the country on topics ranging from genetics to team building to Medicare. Mr. Walker currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the State Council on Aging and recently completed his second term on the SHIP Steering Committee, where he served as the vice-chair for the SHIP Steering Committee (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program), as well as the Leadership Council for the MIPPA Grant Program.
Gaye Humphrey works for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dallas as an Outreach Specialist and Team Lead for the Local Engagement and Administration (LEA) Group. She has content expertise from over fifteen years’ experience as a subject matter expert on Medicare program benefits. Gaye is the LEA training lead, and serves on the Medicare National Training Program workgroup. She is CMS Dallas’s SHIP and SMP regional liaison, team lead for opioid crisis outreach, and team lead for tribal outreach. The majority of her time is spent planning and implementing outreach and educational events, as well as partnership/stakeholder development.
Deputy Attorney General Mykel Fry leads the Fraud Prevention and Prosecution Division of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. This division is comprised of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Workers Compensation/Insurance Fraud Unit. Mykel began her legal career in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted juvenile delinquents. She transitioned to the adult system where she prosecuted felonies including general felonies, drug offenses, youthful offenders, gang-related offenses, and capital murder. Mykel joined the Attorney General’s Office as an advisor to the Multicounty Grand Jury in 2009 and in 2011 Ms. Fry was selected to lead the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In 2019 Attorney General Mike Hunter created the Fraud Prevention and Prosecution Unit and added the Workers Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit to it.
José M. Olivero
José M. Olivero is the Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Oklahoma. Prior to that, he was the Wage Reports Specialist in Oklahoma and North Texas and the agency’s Liaison officer to the IRS. He has been with the agency since 2004 where he started and a Bi-lingual Claims Representative.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Romance Languages from Cameron University in Lawton and a Masters of Spanish Literature from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
He was an instructor of Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Oklahoma, Norman and is a retired Sergeant First Class of the US Army Medical Corp with 21 years of active service. He is an active member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Norman. Jose is married to Gloria and is blessed with five children and seven grandchildren.
Anna Farha is the Coordinator of Volunteers for the Medicare Assistance Program at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. She has been a certified Medicare counselor for more than five years and trains counselors throughout the state on Medicare.