Otter Tail County’s coordinator on aging available during Medicare open enrollment

Otter Tail County Coordinator on Aging Melissa Dahl will be available to offer advice and assistance to the public during Medicare open enrollment.

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PERHAM — It’s open enrollment for Medicare from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Melissa Dahl, Otter Tail County’s coordinator on aging, is available to assist seniors with enrollment and answer questions.

The county recommends checking your plan every year. There are also new changes for Medicare this year: Premiums will be lower on Medicare Part B, and assistance may be available to lower insulin prices.

Dahl encourages seniors to make an appointment soon. “My job is to make sure individuals’ needs are met without breaking the bank. I provide a non-bias opinion on plans and want clients to be well informed. Last year I helped a couple to save over $300 by finding new drug plans.”

If you live in the Perham area and have questions about Medicare open enrollment, you can also attend a Medicare 101 presentation given by Dahl on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. in Perham City Hall. If you are unable to attend, you can schedule time with Dahl on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Public Health office on 118 Main Ave. N in New York Mills. She will be available on Wednesdays through Dec. 7, 2022. She also has office hours in Fergus Falls at the Government Services Center.

“It’s an honor to help individuals with insurance needs and also community resources to help them live their best life as independently as possible,” said Dahl. “Please call 218-998-8371 or reach out to me at or visit”

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