SLAYTON — The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2020 Medicare Health plan research and enrollment.

Trained volunteers will be available by appointment in Worthington at the Worthington Community Education building. To schedule an appointment, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

Medicare beneficiaries need to bring with them current insurance information, their Medicare card and their medications.

The 2020 annual enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2019. During this time, individuals can enroll in a plan if they did not previously enroll or change to a new plan. Changes then become effective on Jan. 1, 2020. If changes are not made by Dec. 7, in most cases plans cannot be changed again until 2021.

For more information, contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.