Sixth Annual National Medicare Education Week, Sept. 15-21, Empowers People with Information and Resources Before Open Enrollment Period

  • Community events and online resources available to help people
    before Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7
  • Campaign supporters include AARP, Caregiver Action Network,
    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a),
    UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and others

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare invites Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers to attend
community education events across the country and explore online
learning tools during the sixth annual National Medicare Education Week,
Sept. 15-21.

National Medicare Education Week offers educational events and resources
to baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, and their families and
caregivers, and begins one month before the start of Medicare’s annual
Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7.

With more than 10,000 Americans becoming eligible for Medicare every
day, the number of people in need of clear information about Medicare is
growing. Part of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Made Clear™ initiative,
National Medicare Education Week was established to help meet this
demand and help people make informed, confident decisions about their
Medicare coverage.

Education Opportunities in Local Communities
During National
Medicare Education Week, UnitedHealthcare will host dozens of Medicare
education events across the country. At the events:

  • Local UnitedHealthcare representatives will present information and
    answer frequently asked Medicare questions. A survey of last year’s
    participants showed that 99 percent of respondents gained a better
    understanding of Medicare as a result of participating in National
    Medicare Education Week events.
  • Walgreens will be onsite and host “Ask A Pharmacist” booths at select
    National Medicare Education Week community events across the country.
  • To see the list of 2017 events and register to attend, visit

Online Resources
People can also participate in National
Medicare Education Week online:

  • At,
    a consumer-friendly site with educational articles, videos and guides.
    This site is also available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese in
    order to help more people learn in their preferred language.
  • Through Facebook Live broadcasts (
    hosted by UnitedHealthcare on Monday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept.
    21, where people eligible for Medicare and their loved ones can get
    answers to their Medicare questions from experts in real-time.

In collaboration with n4a, a National Medicare Education Week supporter,
a Medicare education toolkit is available to local Area Agencies on
Aging. Developed by Medicare Made Clear, these tools and resources are
designed to help make community outreach easier and education tools more
accessible for local Area Agencies on Aging.

“UnitedHealthcare is privileged to serve more than one in five Medicare
beneficiaries nationally. Our goal during National Medicare Education
Week is to connect people easily to Medicare information so they can
learn about their Medicare options and confidently choose coverage that
meets their needs this fall,” said Brian Thompson, CEO of
UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement business.

National Medicare Education Week supporters include: AARP, Caregiver
Action Network, n4a, UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens, and health care
providers, senior centers and other organizations nationwide.

For more information about National Medicare Education Week, visit

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and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and
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professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
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the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.

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Megan Sergel, 952-931-5380