Free New to Medicare Classes Available

Will You be New to Medicare?

Attend a Free Class to Help You Understand Your Options

There are important decisions that need to be made when you become eligible for Medicare. Making the wrong decision can lead to inadequate coverage and financial penalties. The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging® (MNRAAA) is sponsoring monthly two-part educational sessions for people who are becoming eligible for Medicare. Sessions are intended for people who will be turning age 65 in the near future or are becoming eligible for Medicare because they have been receiving Social Security disability benefits.

This past March, MNRAAA began offering monthly two-part classes in Mankato to help individuals learn about Medicare and ways to search their coverage options. In 2017, classes will also be offered in Slayton and in Montevideo. The first session provides attendees with an overview of Medicare and their coverage options. During the second session, attendees learn how to research their options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website.

To find out more information and register for a class, call 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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