The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will hold "Welcome to Medicare" events throughout Ohio, to help new and soon-to-be beneficiaries understand the basics of Medicare.

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will hold "Welcome to Medicare" events throughout Ohio, to help new and soon-to-be beneficiaries understand the basics of Medicare.

The Franklin County event will begin at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Ohio State University Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road.

Participants will learn about the benefits Medicare provides and the deadlines that Medicare participants must meet. Information about Medicare advantage plans, prescription drug coverage, financial assistance and supplemental health insurance coverage will also be provided.

Those interested in obtaining a computer-generated Part D comparison report are asked to bring prescription drug information, including name, dosage, frequency and preferred pharmacy.

For more information, call OSHIIP at 800-686-1578 or visit www.insurance.ohio.gov.