Upcoming workshop will provide tips on Medicare fraud and abuse 

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Monmouth County Office on Aging will sponsor a workshop for seniors  entitled “Protecting Yourself From Medicare Fraud” on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune. Speakers will include representatives from New Jersey Senior Medicare Patrol and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The intent of this workshop is to help create awareness on the significance of Medicare fraud and abuse and explain ways to protect oneself from it. Additionally, the program will inform seniors about common phone scams related to Medicare, and how to avoid them.  By paying attention to the summary you receive in the mail from Medicare, seniors can learn to detect common billing errors and help recover some of the money lost to Medicare fraud and abuse.

The Monmouth County Connection is located at 3544 State Highway 66 in Neptune, adjacent to the Home Depot and across the street from Walmart.  This new office of Monmouth County government offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Connection is under the direction of County Clerk M. Claire French and is supported by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The workshop is free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-303-2828.