August events are freeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 22, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT:Jools Brandt, 612-294-5641
UCare to offer informational meetings on
its Medicare plan options and “Medicare 101”
August events are free
Next month, UCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options. UCare for Seniors has more than 93,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 toll free.
UCARE FOR SENIORS health plan informational meetings:Monday, August 3· 9:30 a.m., Unity Hospital - Classroom B, 550 Osborne Rd., Fridley 55432
Tuesday, August 4· 9:30 a.m., Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St., Shoreview 55126· 2 p.m., Forest Lake VFW, 556 SW 12th St., Forest Lake 55025
Wednesday, August 5· 2 p.m., UCare, 500 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis 55413· 2 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan 55121
Thursday, August 6· 2 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 1375 St. Paul Ave., St. Paul 55116
Monday, August 10· 9:30 a.m., Eden Prairie Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie 55347· 2 p.m., Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville 55044
Tuesday, August 11· 9:30 a.m., Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, Crystal 55429· 5:30 p.m., Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka 55345
Wednesday, August 12· 2 p.m., Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka 55305
Monday, August 17· 5:30 p.m., Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove 55369
Tuesday, August 18· 2 p.m., Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave., Maplewood 55109
Wednesday, August 19· 2 p.m., UCare, 500 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis 55413· 2 p.m., Hampton Inn, 4175 Dean Lakes Blvd., Shakopee 55379
Thursday, August 20· 2 p.m., Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina 55435
Monday, August 24· 2 p.m., Unity Hospital – Auditorium, 550 Osborne Rd., Fridley 55433
Wednesday, August 26· 2 p.m., Bloomington City Hall & Center/Arts (use arts entrance), 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington 55431· 5:30 p.m., HealthEast Woodwinds Hospital, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury 55125
A salesperson will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-523-1518 toll free (TTY 1-800-688-2534 toll free).
“MEDICARE 101” MEETINGS (Medicare overview, not UCare health plan information):
Tuesday, August 18· 5:30 p.m., Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave., Maplewood 55109
Monday, August 24· 5:30 p.m., Unity Hospital – Auditorium, 550 Osborne Rd., Fridley 55433
Wednesday, August 26· 5:30 p.m., Bloomington City Hall & Center/Arts (use arts entrance), 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington 55431
UCare (www.ucare.org) is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 500,000 members. UCare partners with health care providers, counties, and community organizations to create and deliver:· National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited plans for Minnesotans shopping on the MNsure health insurance marketplace.· Medicare plans with an “Excellent” NCQA rating throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.· Income-based Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Prepaid Medical Assistance Program, for individuals and families.· Coverage for adults with disabilities.· Medical Assistance and Medicare coverage for dually-eligible Minnesotans.
UCare serves more people from diverse cultures, and more people with disabilities enrolled in Medical Assistance than any other health plan in Minnesota. The health plan addresses health care disparities and care access issues through its UCare Foundation grants and a broad array of community initiatives. UCare has received Top Workplaces honors from the Star Tribune for six consecutive years since the rankings began in 2010.