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It’s that time again. If you are interested in health care insurance for you and your family, the open enrollment period for Marketplace Insurance policies begins on November 1 and runs through December 15, 2018. The new policies will provide coverage beginning January 1, 2019 and are offered through private insurers under provisions of the […]

Care Connection, the Area Agency on Aging serving midwest Missouri, celebrates 45 years of service this year. Missouri State Senator Denny Hoskins presented the group with a Missouri State Senate Resolution recognizing the important work and services Care Connection provides to seniors throughout the region. The agency was officially founded on October 29, 1973. Happy […]

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Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri should soon be getting new Medicare cards with a unique Medicare identification number. The new Medicare cards will replace the old ones that contain a Social Security number. The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) advises seniors to put the new card in a safe place and shred the old red, white […]

The 45th Annual Conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on October 16, 17, and 18.  The 103 delegates in attendance chose their Top Five Priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session.  After spirited debates in the Legislative chambers, the […]

In the News

  • Dec 13 - Renew Your Policy Or Apply For Health Insurance During Open Enrollment Period.
    Once again, we are down to the final hours. If you are uninsured, this is your last chance to apply for Marketplace Insurance policies during the Open Enrollment period. It ends at midnight on Saturday, December 15, so don’t wait one more minute. And if you have to make changes to your current policy – […]
  • Dec 4 - It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week – Get Protected
    This week, December 2 – 8, has been designated as National Influenza Vaccination Week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although flu vaccines are available throughout the flu season, it’s never to early to get your annual flu shot, particularly if you are a senior or very young child. The flu vaccine CANNOT […]
  • Nov 10 - Alert: Don’t Shred Social Security Cards
    Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri should soon be getting new Medicare cards with a unique Medicare identification number. The new Medicare cards will replace the old ones that contain a Social Security number. The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) advises seniors to put the new card in a safe place and shred the old red, white […]