Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance available in multiple communities

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2018 Medicare plan research and enrollment.  Trained volunteers will be available by appointment in several area locations:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Olivia Public Library, 405 S. 10th Street, Olivia, MN
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Redwood Falls Public Library, 509 S. Lincoln St, Redwood Falls, MN
Friday, November 3, 2017 at Westbrook Library, 556 1st Ave, Westbrook, MN

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.

If you have questions or need further information, contact the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. 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® to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line® specialist.

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