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The Salem Public Library is at 28 E Main Street.
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Laura DiPietro

Why is that myth so popular? According to Laura DiPietro, a licensed insurance agent with Futurity First in Salem, it is partly because it is human nature for people to use mental shortcuts to understand what’s happening around them.

Medicare is government-subsidized health insurance for retirees. Funding comes from payroll deductions taken during the beneficiary’s working life.

For the last 25 years, DiPietro has been conducting educational seminars on a variety of topics. At 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11, and February 13 at 6 p.m., DiPietro will be hosting a free Medicare workshop at the Salem Public Library. Other trained professionals are also expected to be present.

“The seminars will cover the basic structure of the Medicare system. We will go over the terminology used to refer to the different aspects of Medicare and the different types of auxiliary coverage that is available,” she said. “We do not discuss the specific plan benefits offered on any of the numerous Medicare plans available in this area. We answer general questions and are available…

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