Assistance in Medicare enrollment available in Luverne Wednesday

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will assist Medicare beneficiaries with their 2017 Medicare plan research and enrollment on Oct. 26 in Luverne.

 Trained volunteers will be available by appointment at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center. Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to make an appointment.

Medicare beneficiaries need to bring with them current insurance information, their Medicare card and their medications.

The 2017 annual enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans runs from Oct. 15, 2016, to Dec. 7, 2016. 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 Jan. 1, 2017. If you do not make changes by Dec. 7, 2016, in most cases you will not be able to change plans again until 2018.

The Senior LinkAge Line is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging.

It’s 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. Visit our website at:

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