Digging Into Medicare: Ohio Extra Help Programs, Fraud & Scams

June 11, 2024


1:00 pm


4:15 pm


Online via Zoom.

Workshop link and handouts will be emailed the day before. If you do not receive the link the day before the workshop, please contact Kelsey Snowden.

When thinking about Medicare, there can be so much information that it feels overwhelming. This presentation will provide those in the aging industry with the knowledge needed to help any Medicare-eligible individual understand what options and resources are available to them. Join the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program and Senior Medicare Patrol to dig into extra help programs, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare fraud, abuse and scams. After this workshop, attendees will be able to not only understand the programs themselves but also know where to direct individuals for additional resources.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand what Extra Help programs exist, who is eligible and how to apply.
  • Understand the Medicare Savings Programs, who is eligible and how to apply.
  • Be able to understand, detect and identify Medicare fraud and abuse.
  • Understand the impact of Medicare fraud, abuse and scams on the individuals and where to direct people to get help.


Lisa Dalga, MBA, is an Outreach Specialist at the Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol, housed inside Pro Seniors. Lisa provides counseling to beneficiaries whose medical identity has been compromised, fallen victim to a scam or suspect Medicare fraud or abuse, and provides outreach and education. 

Nikki Klingel works as a Low-Income Outreach Specialist for the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), providing free, unbiased Medicare information and counseling services.

This workshop offers 3.0 clock hours for social workers, #RSX089101. The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.

Cost: $40 for CEUs, or $20 without CEUs.

Registration is requested by June 7: Registration form and payment is required – click here for the full brochure that contains the registration form. We cannot accept credit cards as payment.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING OCCASIONAL MAIL DELAYS: Please notify Kelsey Snowden, Communications & Training Coordinator, at (937) 341-3020 or ksnowden@info4seniors.org, that your registration is coming. This will help to ensure you receive the workshop reminder and link in time even if registration is delayed through the mail. We appreciate your help and consideration.



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