For many people, the first time they think about their medical insurance is when they will be starting Medicare. Our highly trained Medicare Health Insurance Counseling volunteers and staff can help figure out the Medicare Adventure. Many times caregivers suddenly are exposed to Medicare and need assistance in understanding what that means for their love one. Senior Community Services qualified volunteers and staff provide expert counseling to seniors (also any Medicare beneficiaries) living anywhere in MN and their families on Medicare and Medical Assistance. We help people in person, over the phone and through presentations and classes. Client information is kept very confidential. In-person sites are throughout Hennepin and Wright Counties.
- Picking a Medicare Supplement
- Picking a Part D plan
- Picking a Medicare Advantage plan
- Social Security Administration Concerns
- Long Term Care
- Medical plan comparison analysis
- Medicare benefits
- Medical Assistance
- Medical bill organization
- Appeals assistance
- Resource assistance
To see and print out our Medicare Health Insurance Counseling brochure, click the link below.
Medicare Counseling is available in over 15 communities in Hennepin and Wright counties. It is best to call our office for times and locations.
Thinking or getting ready to retire? Family member or a caregiver to someone that has Medicare coverages? Already have Medicare and just want to know what is going on with Medicare? This class is a chance for anyone to learn about Medicare. Spend the evening learning about the Medicare Adventure. We will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D coverages, supplement types and part D plans. The class is an educational opportunity and not a sales pitch; it is offered in cooperation with Senior Community Services, a non-profit agency. A nominal fee is collected to defer costs and one needs to register with the contact listed with the event.
Check this section and the Events Calendar for upcoming Medicare classes.
Medicare Advantage/Part D
Regardless if you have a Stand Alone Part D Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan that includes prescription coverage, it is always a good idea to do an annual review of the benefits. Once 2014 starts, it might be too late to change plans and you could be “locked in” to the plan for the year. It is a good idea to do a Medicare Part D/Medicare Advantage plan checkup on your prescription coverage. The Annual Election Period this year (for the January 2014 effective date) begins October 15th and ends on December 7th.
Benefits can change within the current plan and be different in the new year. Then it might be too late to pick a different plan. Even if you are happy with the current coverage, please take advantage of checking. Senior Community Services will be providing a free presentation on Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. This is not a sales pitch but an unbiased educational talk. Topics will include: the Part D benefit, how to compare prescription coverage and how prescription coverage works with various Medicare supplements, employer plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Be sure to call the location contact to save a place.
Click below for Medicare Advantage/Part D classes: (These classes are offered in the Fall of the year, so check back later for more information about those classes.
Evening and Weekend Appointments
In addition to the daytime one-to-one counseling times each month, we will have additional weekend and evening one-to-one counseling sessions. Please call our office for more information.