New to Medicare (2 part workshops)

*Are you a current Medicare beneficiary and wish to check your plan? Please register for the  Dec. 4th Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare Event or call MAS 406-728-7682 for a one on one appointment.

New to Medicare (two-part workshop)

If you were born in 1952, more than likely you are thinking about Medi­care this year. That’s right, Medi­care! For those approaching age 65 or eligible for Medicare due to a dis­ability we invite you to join the spe­cialists at Missoula Aging Services to learn how you can make the most of your Medicare options! Be informed about important enrollment dates, limited guaranteed issue rights, how to save money on your prescription drugs and protect yourself from late enrollment penalties!

There is a lot of advice about Medicare out there: on TV, on the internet, and probably in your mailbox! It’s important to get local information, because Medicare options vary by state, and even by county. Missoula Aging Services is the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), meaning you can count on us for local information that is unbiased, helping you make your own decision about Medicare coverage.

Workshop Descriptions

Part 1:  Go over the basics of your Medicare choices. This class helps people who are new to Medicare and want a complete overview of their options. Whether you choose Medicare A & B and a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, and want a Medicare Supplement, or choose a Medicare Advantage plan, this class will help you make an informed decision. In addition, options to help pay for Medicare costs for people with a limited income will be covered. 2 hours.

Part 2: Provides a hands-on com­puter interactive session; you’ll learn how easy it is to access your personal Medicare claims, plans & coverage, benefits & entitlements. Meets in a computer lab. BRING YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG LISTS! 2 hours.

To make the most of the New to Medicare Workshop, be sure to bring:

  • your favorite day planner or calendar

  • a completed list of your prescriptions and medical providers. You can use Missoula Aging Services’ Medication and Provider List

Upcoming Workshop Dates

The weekday workshop consists of 2 parts (Monday & Wednesday) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The weekend workshop also consists of 2 parts on a Saturday. Time is from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break.  

  • Monday Oct. 21 and Wednesday Oct. 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

  • Monday, Jan. 13  and Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

  • Monday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 18 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

  • Monday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 20 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

  • Monday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, August 22 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Driving Directions & Map 

Click here to view the Google Map to the workshop or to get directions. Click here to view the University map. 


Click here to view a map of the closest parking lots to the workshop. There is no cost to park on weekends anytime or weekdays after 5:00 p.m. in the UM parking lots indicated on this map.

Mountain Line Busing

Click here to map a bus route from your location to University of Montana, Continuing Education Conference Center, James Todd Building, 32 Campus Dr. Missoula MT 59812

If you have questions or would like to request a reduced or no cost ticket, call the MAS (406) 728-7682 M-F 8-5 p.m. or email [email protected]

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