Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Free, comprehensive and objective counseling
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2018 Medicare plan research and enrollment.
The Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance event will be held on Thursday, November 2 and 16 at the Adult Community Center, 107 S. 4th Street, in Marshall. Trained volunteers will be available by appointment in Marshall at the Adult Community Center.
To schedule an appointment, call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. Medicare beneficiaries need to bring with them current insurance information, their Medicare card and their medications.
The 2018 annual enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans runs from October 15, 2017 to December 7, 2017. During this time, you can enroll in a plan if you did not previously enroll or change to a new plan.
Changes then become effective on January 1, 2018. If you do not make changes by December 7, 2017, in most cases you will not be able to change plans again until 2019. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging.
The Senior LinkAge Line® is the federally-designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Minnesota and is the place to call for Medicare and health insurance issues.
Call 1-800-333-2433 for assistance or go to www.MinnesotaHelp.info® to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line® specialist.
Visit our website at: www.mnraaa.org.