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Board on Aging publishes Health Care Choices booklet for seniors

The Minnesota Board on Aging has published the 2012 edition of Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare. A print edition of the book is also available by calling Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

The Minnesota Board on Aging has published the 2012 edition of Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare. A print edition of the book is also available by calling Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

The 192-page booklet is full of information about Medicare enrollment, Medicare supplements, health plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, Medicare savings programs, Medicare Advantage plans and Special Need Plans, Minnesota Long-Term Care Partnership insurance, other long-term care options and much more. It is the only comprehensive, objective statewide publication available that provides information about all Medicare options for Minnesotans. The book also contains:

Information about long-term care planning, fraud alerts and how to find needed resources

Information on the new One Stop Shop for Seniors

Information for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages residing in any of Minnesota's 87 counties.

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"This is an important resource for people wanting information about Medicare and all its programs and options," said Jean Wood, executive director, Minnesota Board on Aging. "It would be hard to find another resource that has all the information that this book has."

The primary purpose of the governor-appointed Minnesota Board on Aging is to ensure that older Minnesotans and their families are effectively served by state and local policies and programs in order to age well and live well. Partnering with area agencies on aging and others, the MBA administers and oversees the use of the Older Americans Act funds as well as state funds to support older Minnesotans. In addition, the MBA provides objective information and data to the Minnesota Legislature, the governor and state agencies to shape policies that reflect the needs and interests of older Minnesotans.

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