Medicare Minute

Through the Medicare Minute program, the Medicare Rights Center works with host organizations nationally to enlist, train, and track the outcomes of Medicare Minute volunteers as they help their friends and neighbors understand Medicare and related health insurance coverage. Medicare Minutes are short, engaging presentations on timely Medicare topics that are presented at local sites on a monthly basis. Each month, volunteers from a Medicare Minute host organization receive and discuss a new Medicare Minute, which they then present at libraries, senior centers, retirement communities, union halls, faith-based institutions, and other locations.

Annually reaching 300,000+ older audience members across the country, the Medicare Minute model builds camaraderie among older adults, strengthens community-based organizations, and encourages participants to become advocates for their own health care and that of their peers. To learn more, download the Medicare Minute fact sheet. 

Who is Using Medicare Minutes?

Medicare Minutes currently empower  thousands of older adults each month through presentations coordinated by Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs), senior centers, libraries, labor unions, and other partners in the following states:

Medicare Minute

How do I Bring Medicare Minutes to my Community?

For more information about how to begin offering the Medicare Minute program in your community, please contact Jay Johnson, Education Director, at jjohnson@medicarerights.org.