Let’s Make the Best of it Minnesota!

5 at home activities for the whole family. 

If you’ve been inside for days on end amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be getting a little stir-crazy — or at the very least, feeling bored. You don’t have to use this time to write the next great American novel; indeed, there’s a lot to worry about and do. But if you are looking for some structure in your day, here are some fun activities you can do at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Read more


MBA Newsletter – March 2020

Spring forward!

The first official day of spring is March 19th! Whether there is still snow on the ground or sun in the sky it’s a great time to kick off that spring cleaning. The coronavirus is officially categorized as a pandemic, and it’s important to make this your deepest spring clean yet. The best way to minimize your exposure to the disease known as COVID-19 is to keep your home disinfected and sanitized. A deep clean for your entire home can seem a bit overwhelming, so here are some steps to get you started. Read more


MBA Newsletter – February 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from MBA

Valentine’s Day is all about matters of the heart.

February is also American Heart Month. Have you ever had your heart checked during your annual exam? According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Read more


MBA Newsletter – January 2020

The holidays are over and now it’s all about you.

2020 is here and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally over and it’s time to focus on you! With the new year comes new adventures, possibilities, and aspirations.

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Snowshoe Spamming: You think it couldn’t happen to you?

How scammers are using the Social Security, FBI and local phone numbers to steal your clients money.

Old tactics and modern internet phone systems are creating huge opportunities for criminal networks to scam Americans.

As we are entering winter, educate yourself on how a snowshoe scam works. A snowshoe scam is when a spammer sets up local phone numbers in a number of different areas, which allows them to call many people from multiple local phone lines without raising the attention of the authorities or phone companies until it is too late. The name snowshoe scam comes from the idea of spreading your weight across the snow to make it safe to walk on.

The FBI has recorded over $30 million in losses to these scams just in the first 9 months of this year.

Read on for how a Snow Show scam works. Read more


Fall fun for the whole family

Apple picking, football and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota. This special season is short and sweet, so let’s make the most of it, whether that means getting outdoors or participating in some of the fall’s best celebrations, there is no shortage of family fun in Minnesota.

Here is a list of fun activities to add to your weekend schedules this month. Read more


Medicare Cost Plan Transition

Now that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is upon us, the Minnesota Benefit Association wants to ensure that you are prepared for potential changes to you coverage. Medicare Cost plans are ending in 66 of our 87 counties in 2019 (see Map). This means around 370,000 Minnesotans need to select a new Medicare plan this Fall. Read more