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Great Family

Great Family:Medicare

In this episode of Great Family, we’re going to talk about Medicare. Do you know what the difference between Medicare and MediCal are? Is it necessary to apply for both insurances? Do you know when and where to apply for it? No worries, you’ll find out the answers for all these questions in this month’s episode of Great Family. This time we’re so happy to have Robert Ju, a Bay Area health care insurance expert and Lucy Chin, who is a Bay Area Operations Analyst from Social Security Administration, to talk about all kinds of questions that you may have for Medicare.

Here are some tips provided by our two guests:

Robert: “We would like to remind everybody here that the open enrollment period for Medicare Part C & D is from 10/15/2014 to 12/7/2014. Please make sure that you change your insurance within this open enrollment period. We will be hosting a few seminars around the Bay Area to help people sign up for this.” If you would like learn more about Robert’s seminar, please feel free to call 1-888-855-4061.

Lucy: “The next open enrollment for Medicare will be on January 2015 to March 2015. Please make sure that you sign up before the deadline. If you miss it, you will have to wait for another year to be able to apply for it again.”

“Great Family” series airs the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF.


Great Family is a multi-media initiative which highlights family related health and social issues affecting the Asian-American community. Each month, a Great Family tip is delivered via 30-second broadcast vignettes featuring experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, education, business, etc. The complete, long form version of each expert interview is made available for streaming on greatfamily.ktsf.com and is broadcast on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF-TV.

Mina Li is the Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Host of Mandarin Journal and Great Family at KTSF 26. She works directly with non-profit organizations in producing and screening Public Service Announcements, representing KTSF at events, and coordinating telethons. Mina was the President of Northern California Chinese Media Association for 2011 and 2012, and serves on the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate as 2013 to 2014 Commission of the Health Equity Task Force. She also serves on the Gum Moon Women’s Residence as a Board Secretary, and the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a board member. In 2010, Mina was honored by the Chinese Consolidated Women’s Association and the Chinese Consolidated Family Association as an Outstanding Chinese American of the Year. She has also emceed community and fundraising events for Miss Chinatown USA, Miss Teen, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe “My Dream” Charity Performance, etc. Mina hosted and produced various TV programs at KPST 66, KCNS 38, CCTV and Beijing TV in the past. She earned her BA degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University.