Classes and Presentations
WELCOME TO MEDICARE (MEDICARE A-D)
If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare, here is an opportunity for you to get the information you need. This class covers the parts of Medicare- hospital, medical and drug options; including original/traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug coverage and preventative benefits. Also included is information about Medicare savings programs, drug assistance, preventing fraud, waste and abuse, and other resources to help you make informed decisions.
Medicare Savings Programs/Prescription Assistance Information
The Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). Information regarding programs that can help save money on Medicare premiums, co-insurances, deductibles and Medicare Part D prescription drug costs for low to moderate income people on Medicare.
Fraud and Abuse
$1 out of every $10 spent on federal health programs is wasted. Learn how you can protect yourself from unscrupulous health care offers; detect fraudulent practices and billing of Medicare and report to the local Senior Medicare Patrol – SMP – which in MN is the Senior LinkAge Line®. This is a short program empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.
Senior Surf Day (Computer Basics for Seniors)
Seniors are invited to a free session to learn computer basics, Internet searching, and accessing websites of interest to seniors. This two-hour class is designed for those who have little or no computer experience.
Paying for Long Term Care
Have you wondered about how to pay for the care if you cannot do it alone anymore? Senior LinkAge Line® staff can help you understand things such as long term care insurance, partnership policies, public programs like Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care. Other options to help you stay at home is included.
If you are interested in scheduling a class for your community.