Journal of NACAA

Health Insurance Options in Senior Years

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 15, Issue 1 - June 2022

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott

Ketterman, J., Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension
Pippidis, M., Extension Educator, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Nuckols, D., Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension
Sorenson, C., Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension
Wang, C., Coordinator of Program Development & Evaluation, University of Maryland Extension


Agriculture producers over age 55 need to begin planning for retirement. Health insurance options change after the age of 65. During this transition, individuals and caregivers need to understand Medicare, supplemental insurance options and the costs associated with them. Educators utilized the Health Insurance in Your Senior Years module to teach about planning for later life health insurance. Participants completed pre and post assessments, which indicate increased confidence, knowledge and likelihood to take action with respect to Medicare health insurance. Extension educators can help agriculture producers sort through the confusing advertising by offering unbiased community based programming to this audience.

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