ECBA Live Seminar - Understanding and Navigating Medicare

ECBA Seminars
Monday, April 22,2019
8:30 am - 1:15 pm

What you need to know when advising clients and when making personal, pre-retirement decisions.

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar begins: 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (includes two 15-minute breaks and one 15-minute ‘heavy snack break’)

$179 ECBA Members (Judges & Attorneys) and their Non-Attorney Staff
$240 Non-Members

4 hours Substantive CLE/CJE

William McKendree, JD, MPA

Bill McKendree is a respected and popular speaker on the subject of Medicare for the ECBA. He is the Director of the APPRISE program in Allegheny County. APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, helping consumers with Medicare, Medicaid, long term care and health insurance concerns.

Mr. McKendree also teaches courses on Medicare, Health Insurance Law and Health Care Policy at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law and the School of Pharmacy.

Prior to his position with APPRISE, Mr. McKendree was Director of the Western Pennsylvania Center for Aging Services and was a member of the Pittsburgh law firm of Gabriel and Associates. Mr. McKendree has a J.D. degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.


• Introduction; overall concept of Medicare
• Eligibility issues to consider
• Enrollment process
• Components of Medicare (Part A & Part B)
• Private insurance components that enhance Medicare
- Supplements
- Advantage plans
- Drug coverage
- how do they work?
- the importance of coordinating with Parts A & B
• Discussion, insights and approaches for making
informed and efficient Medicare decisions
• Q&A

Registration Cost: See Registration Form For Details