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Medicare Rights’ Educational Programs and Partnerships

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The Medicare Rights Center’s education department is building a community of “Medicare smart” students. Through Medicare Interactive (MI) Pro online courses and Medicare Minute presentations, professionals and other community members can become go-to resources for people navigating Medicare. To fortify more people with Medicare knowledge, Medicare Rights partners with professional associations, unions, businesses, and other groups. From social workers to financial planners, in libraries and conference rooms, Medicare Rights’ educational programming ensures everyone who helps older adults and people with disabilities has clear, up-to-date Medicare information.

Launched in December 2016, Medicare Rights’ online training program, MI Pro, provides a comprehensive Medicare curriculum for professionals or anyone who wants to delve deeper into learning about Medicare. Certified financial planners, social workers, and insurance producers can now take MI Pro and earn continuing education hours. With MI Pro, professionals are empowered to help their clients master Medicare and navigate the health care system. Medicare Rights has partnered with organizations like the National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter and the Financial Planning Association to help more professionals build their Medicare knowledge.

The Medicare Minute program started in 2000 at the Westchester Public Library as the Seniors Out Speaking volunteer program. Since then, other organizations and businesses have joined in hosting these engaging monthly presentations on timely Medicare topics, getting community members involved and helping them to become advocates for their own health care and that of their peers. Medicare Minute presentations currently empower thousands of older adults each month, coordinated by Area Agencies on Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Senior Medicare Patrols, senior centers, libraries, labor unions, corporations, and other partners across the country, including insurance companies and eldercare advisors.

For information on partnering with Medicare Rights for your education needs, please contact Jay Johnson at 212-204-6234 or jjohnson@medicarerights.org.

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