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The Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program statewide service offers free counseling for the 2015 Medicare Plan changes and new enrollments.

October 15th starts the Medicare Open Enrollment period for 2015. Now is the time to change plan benefits, provider networks, drug formularies and monthly premiums. During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, October 15th to December 7th, all Medicare beneficiaries have the option to change their plans for 2015. This includes anyone with Original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage Health Plan or …

Fraud Alert: Medicare Telemarketing Fraud scheme

Seniors in the Michigan area have been recently targeted by a fraudulent telemarketing scheme. Random callers have telephoned seniors claiming that Medicare is sending all seniors new cards. The callers have asked these seniors to verify their name and address and then asked for their bank’s name, and in some cases, more detailed banking information. These seniors were targeted by …

George Wojdacki

MMAP Volunteer, George Wojdacki, Receives the BCBSM Claude Pepper Award for Senior Volunteers

George Wojdacki, a volunteer counselor with the Area Agency on Aging-1-B Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), will receive the BCBSM Claude Pepper Award for Senior Volunteers at this year’s Older Michiganians Day event. George learned about the volunteer opportunity through his physician who thought he would be a great volunteer for the program with his work experience in the pharmaceutical …

Healthcare notice- Dec 2013

This Season, Shop for Your Health The holidays are fast approaching, and there’s one must have for every shopping list: health insurance. And the place to get it? The Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. To help you with the process, we’ve compiled the top things to know when choosing and enrolling in plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read on …

Part D Without Paying a Dime- March 2013

June 4, 2013, 4:27 pm Part D, Without Paying a Dime By PAULA SPAN Here’s a nonhypothetical question: If an older person without much money could receive prescription drug insurance — i.e. Medicare Part D — at no cost, why wouldn’t he apply? Both Medicare and the Social Security Administration have tried to spread the word, to tell low-income seniors …

Senior Drug Savings Due to ACA – March 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 21, 2013 Seniors saved over $6 billion on prescription drugs as a result of the health care law As the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today more than 6.3 million people with Medicare saved over $6.1 billion on prescription drugs because of the health …

Medicare Fraud Alert in Michigan – March 2013

News Release Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program Medicare Fraud No.1 Senior Scam in Michigan Lansing, Michigan, March 19, 2013 – If you are a senior in Michigan, beware of your phone. Pam Curtis, the CEO of Senior Resources in West Michigan, wants older people and their caregivers to know about Medicare fraud. “Scammers are calling people and promising free health care …