A Message from the Executive Director

November 15, 2017 Our team members are amazing – a team of over 800 strong who are committed to improving the lives of Michigan’s Medicare beneficiaries! They are amazing as singular and unique team members, and amazing as a group. I’m always running into people who tell me how just one member of our team made a positive difference in …

MMAP Success Stories: Second Advocacy Tale:

MMAP Counselors are tenacious, persistent and look for alternative ways to reach a goal. MMAP Counselors know that by getting to the TOP in an organization (talking with people who can do something) you will be able to get to the BOTTOM of a situation to resolve an issue. When someone tells you they “can’t,” it means you are talking …

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MMAP Client Story 3

My client did not switch her Prescription Drug Plan last year because the savings was not worth her switching pharmacies. This year not only was I able to save her $813.84 on her medications with a new PDP and pharmacy, but she qualifies this year for the Medigap Subsidy and will save another $65/month! She had to cut things out …

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MMAP Client Story 2

Behind our Center there is a perpetual pond. It has always been annoying, but this last year not only was it worse, but it attracted a snapping turtle. Someone made the brilliant suggestion that we build a deck out there, so, when I told the Board that we were going to try to get all the water out of there …

MMAP Client Story 5:

I met with a client who reviews her supplemental plan every year with me. She has multiple health conditions and takes a lot of medications. Her current plan will no longer cover her insulin (Lantus Solostar pens) in 2018 and had sent her a letter listing three other lower-cost insulin brands that they will cover. As any insulin-dependent diabetic knows, …

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A Tale of Advocacy

Many times, MMAP Counselors have to advocate for their clients. One opened my office door and said she was out of medication and couldn’t afford the full price. She needed my help – NOW! She had just come from her pharmacy and found out that she would have to pay $400 to get her new Rx. We called her pharmacist …

Medicare Preventive Tests & Screenings

With the year more than halfway over, now’s a great time to check in and see if you’re up to date on your preventive care appointments. Medicare offers many preventive tests and screenings, most at no cost to you. These services can help you stay healthy, find health problems early, and prevent certain diseases and illnesses. For example, Medicare covers …

Get your pneumococcal shot

Did you know about 1 million Americans go to the hospital with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections and meningitis. The pneumococcal shot is the best way to help prevent certain types of pneumonia and other pneumococcal infections. Medicare Part B covers the initial shot, plus a second …