Understanding Medicare: What You Need to Know in 2019

Are you unsure of how to use Medicare for your healthcare needs? Or are you afraid to use it because you’re not sure what Medicare will cover?

Our Benefits Specialist, Beth Monnat, has worked with thousands of people over her career, and she hears from many who just don’t know how to best take advantage of their Medicare coverage.

Make plans to attend by calling 217-726-9200.

Understanding Your Medicare Benefits: What You Need to Know for 2019

April 25 in our DECATUR office (2905 N Main, Suite C)

In our upcoming workshops, you’ll learn:

  • what exactly Medicare covers — things like inpatient care, doctor’s visits, lab tests, medical equipment, home healthcare, and hospice.
  • what preventative services are covered, like colonoscopies and mammograms.
  • about additional coverages that can be helpful in paying for copays and prescription drugs.

The goal of the workshop is to help those on Medicare understand the benefits they receive, what’s covered, how to maximize your Medicare coverage, and get the most out of it. We hate seeing people afraid to use preventative services because they are afraid of the expense. It pays to know what Medicare covers!

Call us at 217-726-9200 to RSVP for this FREE workshop today!

Beyond the Basics Workshops

We are not holding any Beyond the Basics Workshops at this time.

Questions? Contact our Client Coordinator at 217-726-9200 or at

To download our current learning calendar with all of our workshop dates, click HERE.
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Estate Planning Basics Workshops

Do you know you need a will but don’t know where to start?

Is the thought of estate planning so overwhelming you give up before you begin?

Do you know how old your will is?

Are your kids as good with money as you are?

Do you keep putting off for someday what you really should take care of today?

The best estate planning comes from being educated about your options. Most Edwards Group clients are surprised at how easy we make the estate planning process. However, we know sometimes it’s hard to take the first step. That’s why, at Edwards Group, we do all we can to make the process painless. One of the easiest first steps you can take towards protecting your loved one is to attend one of our many FREE workshops. Just find a topic, date and time that work for you, then give us a call at 217-726-9200 or email our Client Coordinator at to RSVP.

WILLS: What you need to know about Wills and Trusts
1 hour workshop.
A good starting point if you have no plan or an old Will lying around.
Thursday, January 5 @ 1:30 pm (Springfield)
Friday, January 27 @ 11:00 am (Decatur: Summit Tax & Accounting, 3040 N. University) 

New Client Orientation: Is Edwards Group right for you?
1 hour workshop.
How we work, key steps in our process, how fees are calculated.
Tuesday, January 31 @ 1:30 pm

Trustees: How to pick a Trustee (and how not to)

See more workshop topics like IRA’s, Living Trusts, Estate Taxes and more on our Beyond the Basics page.

Questions? Contact us at 217-726-9200 or by email at

Do you know someone who could benefit from attending one of our workshops? Feel free to pass along a flyer or bring them along!

RSVP required. Springfield workshops are held in the Community Room at the Edwards Group offices in Springfield, Illinois. RSVP required. Space limited.