Understanding Medicare

1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas

2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road, North Las Vegas

Free and open to the public; no registration necessary

Jim Kuehl, a trained Medicare counselor, will explain the basics of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, also known as SHIP. Receive answers to questions about Medicare benefits, coverage, premiums, deductibles and coinsurance; find out about the complaints and appeals process; and learn about joining or leaving Medicare health plans such as the Medicare Advantage Plan or the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. For more information about SHIP, call (702) 486-3478 or (800) 307-4444.