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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 […]

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  • 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 […]
  • Oct 22 - Don’t Get Scammed During Medicare Open Enrollment
    While Medicare Open Enrollment is under way, the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) reminds seniors to be alert to potential scams. Medicare Open Enrollment, from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, is the time when beneficiaries can compare plans and decide whether to switch to a new Medicare Part D or Medicare Ad- vantage Plan; switch […]
  • Oct 22 - Silver Haired Legislature Adopts Priorities For 2019 Legislative Session
    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 […]