Your Medicare Card

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail. If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance. It shows whether …

Pain Awareness Month Article

Know What Medicare Covers to Help Manage Your Pain September is Pain Awareness Month. If you have Medicare, there are covered options to help you manage your pain safely and effectively. In addition to pain medications covered under Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for services that may help you manage your pain, …

Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare?

Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare? “Sometimes it’s confusing to know who to contact and for what. Social Security and Medicare offer related services, so people aren’t always certain who does what. This “cheat sheet” can help. Contact Social Security to: See if you’re eligible for Medicare; Create a my Social Security account to do things like request a …

Medicare does not give out DNA Kits

Medicare does not give out DNA kits Share this page Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In July 19, 2019 by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal …

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic As part of our prevention efforts, we’ve introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. The new opioid policies include improved safety alerts at the pharmacy for Part D beneficiaries who are filling their initial opioid prescription or who are …

From Social Security

Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission. You work hard and make a conscious effort to save and plan for retirement. Unfortunately, fraud and scams are a part of our current reality. Scammers try to stay a step ahead of us, but our cyber-security programs help us protect the information entrusted to us. Despite the techniques …

Have you not received your new Medicare card?

If you have not received your new Medicare card? Look around the house for any old or unopened mail. Your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services. Sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your number or print your official card. Now that we’ve finished mailing new cards, your new …

2018 – Client Success Stories

Client Success Stories – 2018 1. When you qualify for Medicaid, it’s safe to say you don’t have extra spending money and meeting your basic needs can be challenging. I met with a client who has been on disability for a long time. He came in for an annual review of his Medicare prescription coverage. Because he is dually eligible …

Client Success Story 1

I had a gentleman and his wife come to me last year. They have a friend who has a Blue Cross Blue Shield Legacy plan and he is so happy with it, they wanted it also. However, when they found out how much it was going to cost per month they were not happy. They were both in a PPO …

Client Success Story 4

I met with a beneficiary today who found MMAP by calling the number on the back of the Medicare and You book. She had never met with a SHIP counselor before, but her husband’s premium was going up so she thought she would check it out. In our review of his medications, she said he was in the donut hole …