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Satellite Broadcast on Long Term Care

Wednesday, February 13, 2002
MSG 2002-014
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
Human Resources Directors
From: 
Frank D. Titus, Assistant Director for Long Term Care
Subject: 
Satellite Broadcast on Long Term Care

Over the next several months, you'll see a number of different initiatives to educate the Federal Family about long term care and long term care insurance. On March 6, OPM and Long Term Care Partners will hold the first of three live satellite broadcasts aimed at preparing you and your colleagues to make smart decisions about the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP).

The March 6 broadcast will feature national experts discussing what long term care is, your odds of needing care, and what options are available to pay for long term care. OPM Director Kay Coles James will explain the importance of the FLTCIP, and fellow Federal employees will discuss some of the ways they've coped with the long term care needs of their family members. Lastly, I'll join the expert panel to answer questions that viewers submit by phone, fax, and email.

We believe this broadcast will provide information that everyone needs to know. The program will be closed-captioned and available for down linking nationwide. I encourage you to make the program available and to broadly publicize it within your agencies. You may also want to invite folks who have retired from your agency to watch the broadcast. Attached is a flyer you may use to announce this event.

Date: Wednesday, March 6

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

(Test time for satellite signal: 12:00-12:30 p.m.)

Satellite Coordinates: C-Band: Telstar 6, Transponder C-6
                                                 Ku-Band: Telstar 6, Transponder K-11

Tapes of the broadcast will be made available to each agency Implementation Coordinator, but we also encourage you to tape it as you watch so that it's available immediately. Please direct any questions about the broadcast to Holly Schumann at (202) 606-0399 or hbschuma@opm.gov.

(...signed Feb. 11, 2002...)
Frank D. Titus
Assistant Director for Long Term Care

ATTACHMENT: Sample Flier

Satellite Broadcast on Long Term Care

Sponsored by OPM, as part of the educational
campaign for the Federal Long Term Care
Insurance Program
  • learn what long term care is and isn't

  • find out whether or not you're already covered

  • hear about options for paying for long term care

When: Wednesday March 6th
                12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Where: (agency completes)

For more information: (agency coordinator)

For more information on the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program:

www.LTCFEDS.com

www.opm.gov/insure/ltc