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 …

Status of new Medicare Card

You may have heard that we started mailing new Medicare cards to everyone with Medicare. Hang tight — mailing takes some time across the country, and you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your state. We’ve got 3 ways for you to find out when you should expect your new Medicare card in …

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Don’t be bullied!

If someone asks you for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information, hang up and call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design

Removing Social Security numbers strengthens fraud protections for about 58 million Americans Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the public its first look at the newly designed Medicare card. The new Medicare card contains a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. CMS will begin mailing the new cards to people with Medicare …