Margaret Nugent has worked in the Medicare field for more than seven years, beginning with the start of Medicare Part D. As the Medicare trainer and counselor for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., she has prepared resources and provided trainings to benefit specialists and other professionals statewide.
She recently finished several years of work, coordinating two grants that totaled $2 million and funded outreach to Medicare beneficiaries in Wisconsin. The program helped more than 23,000 older or disabled adults apply for financial support toward their Medicare costs, resulting in an estimated savings of more than $64 million a year for this group of individuals.
Nugent is a native Milwaukeean who received her B.A. in journalism and political science at Marquette University, her master's and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and also a master's in pastoral studies from St. Francis Seminary. She is developing a personal business to mentor and provide impartial information to the many Baby Boomers turning 65, about the important decisions they face with Medicare.