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 …

Medicare Summer Health Tip

Gardening this summer? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Tetanus lives in the soil and enters the body through breaks in the skin, especially when using sharp tools, digging in the dirt, or handling plants with …

Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the opioid crisis and recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse and promote recovery. The Spotlight – the Surgeon General’s newest update on opioid addiction – also provides the latest data on prevalence of substance misuse, opioid misuse, …

Prevent osteoporosis

Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. Did you know Medicare can help you prevent or detect osteoporosis at an early stage, when treatment works best? Talk to your doctor about getting a bone mass measurement (bone density). If you’re at risk, Medicare Part B covers this test once every 24 months (more often if …

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 …

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 …