CAC’s community education program helps Pinal seniors make sense of health insurance

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

SADDLEBROOKE, Ariz. - When it comes to the Medicare system, Americans tend to be confused and overwhelmed by its rules, regulations and paperwork.

Fortunately, Central Arizona College's information-only class, Making Sense of Medicare & Other Senior Insurance Issues, helps members of the community solve what can be a frustrating mystery.

The course will run on three consecutive Fridays beginning June 3 through 17 from 10 a.m.-Noon at CAC's SaddleBrooke Center. The cost for attending the class is $37.

Participants will receive a working understanding of coverage options and related terminology that confronts seniors and the disabled as they meander through the Medicare system.

This important class will explain and simplify senior health care insurance options. Topics covered include Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance/Medigap), Part C (Medicare advantage) and Part D (prescription drug plan), as well as long term care, life insurance and annuities.

Andy Lockridge teaches the course. He has been a licensed life and health insurance agent in Arizona for more than 14 years.

Lockridge also teaches adult education classes in several community college settings in southern Maricopa County and throughout Pinal County on the topics of understanding Medicare and its advantage and supplement plans, as well as Part D prescription plans, long-term care, life insurance and annuities.

Lockridge also has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the state for various groups, including churches, veterans, the State Association of Practicing Accountants and senior groups.

For more information or to register for this course, please contact Muriel Thomas at 520-494-6616 or by e-mail at

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814