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Volunteers Needed!

Hi, I’m Jo Murphy, Executive Director for MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) we are seeking people who like to solve puzzles, enjoy meeting and working with people, who love a challenge, are familiar with computers and the internet, and are interested in helping other Michigan citizens in their area. MMAP is a free, unbiased, volunteer-staffed service that assists Medicare beneficiaries who …

2021 MMAP Recognition and Training

The Recognition was held virtually due to Covid 19 virus. Regional Coordinator of theYear award went to: All of MMAP’s Regional Coordinators Site Coordinator of the Yearaward went to: Tamora Findlayfrom Region 9 Area Agencyon Aging Team Spirit award went to:Region VII Area Agency on Aging Team of the Year award wentto: All of our Volunteers at MMAP Team Member …

Jolene English Awarded the 2020 Joanne Konkle Leadership Award

In an unanimous vote, the Senior Millage Allocation Committee has chosen to award the Joanne Konkle Lifetime Leadership Award to Jolene English, a longtime employee of CareWell Services Southwest. The Senior Millage Allocation Committee is a 13-member volunteer board, which oversees the administration of Calhoun County Senior Millage. Jolene truly exemplifies a lifetime of service to older adults, having served …

Medicare and Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law

Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) at Mi.gov/autoinsurance. If you have questions about your Medicare coverage, call: 1-800-803-7174 Comparison of Unlimited Medical Auto No Fault Insurance to Medicare Only New Auto Insurance Law – DIFS brochure Who Can Opt Out of PIP – DIFS flyer

MMAP MEDICARE AWARENESS DAY

Dr. Alexis Travis, Senior Deputy Director of the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA) for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) presents Jo Murphy, Executive Director for the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) a CERTIFICATE OF PROCLAMATION signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Transcript for SHIP Volunteer Animated Video at www.shiptacenter.org

Transcript for SHIP Volunteer Animated Video at www.shiptacenter.org Meet Annie. Annie’s recently retired. She loves her free time and spending time with her grandkids, but she’s looking for a volunteer opportunity that will enable her to give back to her community and keep her engaged and productive – something with flexibility. This is Jose. Jose had a long and successful …

Medicaid expansion lowers Marketplace premiums by 7 percent

New analysis finds Medicaid expansion brings down Marketplace rates – another benefit on top of gains for low-income individuals and state economies. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that expanding Medicaid lowers Marketplace premiums by about 7 percent in those states. “Today’s report identifies yet another group that would gain if all states …

Medicare and Medicaid: Keeping us Healthy for 50 Years

It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could propel not only them, but their families, into poverty. . Few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable …

Utilization of Preventive Services at No Cost

Since 2010, 9.4 million people with Medicare have saved over $15 billion on prescription drugs and 39 million Medicare beneficiaries received preventive services with no cost sharing in 2014. The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continued to enjoy prescription drug savings and improved …

National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately. “This is the first time that Medicare has covered lung cancer screening. This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit since lung cancer is …