MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Award-winning journalist Maria Antonieta Collins has partnered with UnitedHealthcare to create the first-ever Spanish-language Medicare educational DVD for seniors and their caregivers.
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With more than 2.3 million Hispanic seniors over the age of 65 eligible for Medicare in the U.S., UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions has produced a 45-minute step-by-step educational DVD version of its Medicare Made Clear guide (Medicare Explicado). The first-of-its-kind video, narrated by Collins in Spanish, will serve as a roadmap to help Spanish speaking Americans unravel the confusion behind Medicare eligibility requirements, benefits and plan options.
Through her work as a national television personality on both Univision and Telemundo networks and an author of six published books, Collins brings a trusted presence to the complex and unfamiliar Medicare system to the Hispanic senior and caregiver community.
“UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions understands the difficulty many encounter when they navigate the Medicare system. Medicare Explicado is intended to be an easy-to-understand tool,” said Lina Gallardo, vice president, Ovations Marketing, a division of UnitedHealthcare. “Maria Antonieta Collins’ explanations on the educational DVD simplify the layers of Medicare to the Spanish-speaking community empowering Spanish-speaking seniors and their families to make informed health care decisions.”
“This project gives me a great opportunity to be with the people and to say, here we are, we are speaking Spanish to answer any doubts that you may have about Medicare in this DVD,” stated Collins. “As a reporter I believe we must advocate for our community, and this project is a good example.”
The Spanish-language DVD is available free of charge by calling 1-800-678-4281. In addition, consumers can download an easy-to-read Spanish language Medicare guide at www.medicare-explicado.com.
About UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions
UnitedHealthcare is a diversified health and well-being company that provides a full range of Medicare coverage options for individuals and group retirees through its affiliates.
The family of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions plans includes Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans featuring the UnitedHealth(R), AARP(R), SecureHorizons(R), SecureHorizons(R) MedicareDirect(TM), Evercare(R) or AmeriChoice(R) brand name. Plans are insured or covered by an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare, a Medicare Advantage organization and a Prescription Drug Plans sponsor with a Medicare contract.
SOURCE UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions
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