Information and Assistance Specialists and volunteers provide comprehensive and unbiased phone-based and in-person assistance to aging adults, caregivers, service providers and persons with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare.
Information and Assistance Specialists also coordinate and conduct presentations and outreach activities to increase awareness of the niche areas of the Senior LinkAge Line®.
- Provide long-term care options counseling
- Provide Medicare & health insurance counseling
- Provide support and resources for caregivers
- Coordinate and staff outreach sites during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period
- Conduct educational presentations on niche areas of the Senior LinkAge Line
There are important decisions that need to be made when you become eligible for Medicare. Making the wrong decision can lead to not having any or enough health care coverage and financial penalties. The Senior LinkAge Line through the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) is sponsoring monthly two-part educational sessions for people who will soon be eligible for Medicare.
People should attend both sessions during the month. The first session will provide attendees with an overview of Medicare and their coverage options. During the second session, attendees will learn how to research their options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website.
Class size is limited, so call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register.
Visit our calendar to see the most current list of New to Medicare classes in southwestern Minnesota.
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.