Health Insurance on Tap for December 11 “Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks"

Manchester, CT (December 4, 2013)… Everyone is talking about health insurance these days, and that conversation will point in the direction of young adults at the next “Beer, Burgers and Managing Your Bucks” event at MCC on Main. The second gathering in the series, which runs the second Wednesday of each month from 5:15 to 7 PM, will address health insurance issues that are important to those in their twenties and early thirties – including its affordability and whether getting it is a smart move from a financial perspective.

On hand to present the facts and answer questions will be panel members Tom Scanlon, CFP, CPA, with Borgida & Company, P.C., in Manchester;   Michele Mudrick,  representing Access Health CT (Connecticut’s new health insurance exchange);  and Ray Stone and Chris Stone, principals at Stone Insurance of Suffield, an independent agency that specializes in health insurance. 

“Health insurance and the cost of health care, especially for the uninsured, are hot topics and, certainly, something young people need to carefully consider,” says Marcie LaBelle, the series’ coordinator. “We want to give those who attend the event a relaxed forum for asking questions and getting the information they need to make up their own minds.”

During the first half of the evening, participants will enjoy a sampling of beers from December’s featured brewery, the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield. The brewery is in its second decade of operation. Besides Connecticut, the company serves markets in New York City, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. It was ranked number 15 in the top 50 American Micro Breweries by the Beer Advocate. Sliders will also be served up by Manchester’s popular burger bar, Corey’s Catsup & Mustard. 

“Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks” is held the second Wednesday of each month at MCC on Main. Admission to is $5 at the door or you can preregister at  For more information, call 860-647-6030 or visit

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades. Fifty Years Together. For Learning. For Life. 





News Item Posted On: December 04, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928