Contact Information and Websites of Organizations for Medicare

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Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Some pharmaceutical companies offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Click on the first letter of your drug name to see if any programs are available for the drugs you are taking. If your drug is on the list, click on “details” for detailed information about the program.

Medicare Prescription Drug Resources

Websites accessible from may provide information about current medical procedures, services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other treatment and therapies that may not be covered under your health plan. The information on these sites doesn’t necessarily represent the views of Humana. It isn’t an endorsement by Humana. The information on these Websites isn’t a substitute for professional healthcare. For personal medical guidance, please consult your doctor. If you have questions about your Humana health plan benefits, please call Humana Customer Service at the number on your member ID card.

Medicare Information Office

3/3/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a nationwide telephone “imposter phishing” scheme. The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General have received several reports from citizens across the country about persons receiving phone calls from individuals posing as OIG investigators. The caller indicates an issue exists pertaining to the person’s Social Security account or Social Security number and directs the person call a non-SSA telephone number to address the issue.

Medicare / Medicaid Assistance Program at Senior Services, Inc.

The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program is available to help seniors and caregivers make informed decisions about healthcare and prescription benefits. With the many changes in Medicare last year and in the coming year, our MMAP counselors are very busy supporting, enrolling and providing guidance to seniors. MMAP counselors are volunteers who have received specialized training in Medicare and Medicaid law and regulations, health insurance counseling and relevant insurance products. MMAP counselors are not connected with any insurance company, nor are they licensed to sell insurance. Their purpose is to serve you objectively and confidentially. To get assistance from one of Senior Services MMAP Counselors call MMAP’s toll-free help line at 1-800-803-7174 and ask to speak with a MMAP counselor. They will assist you over the phone or meet you in person at a location that is convenient to you. MMAP will provide home visit to home bound beneficiaries. Our local MMAP counselors also make group presentations on the following topics: Medicare Medicaid Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Plans (Part D) Long term care insurance Medicare Medicaid fraud and abuse Other issues of importance to people in Medicare, their families and caregivers  Our MMAP counselors can help you: Understand doctor bills, hospital bills and Medicare Summary Notices Understand Medicare Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, coverage, claims and appeals Identify resources for prescription drug assistance and help you join a Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Plan (Part D) or enroll in a Medicare Savings Program Review your Medicare supplemental insurance needs, provide information to compare policies, and pursue claims and refunds Understand health care options under managed care and Medicare Advantage plans Explore long term care insurance Identify and report scams, identify theft, and Medicare or Medicaid fraud and abuse MMAP can help you find answers to the important questions. When you call MMAP’s toll-free help line at 1-800-803-7174, your call is forwarded to Senior Services MMAP program located at our office at 918 Jasper Street in Kalamazoo. Ask to speak with a MMAP counselor and they will help you to better understand your benefits.

Medicare Premium Assistance Programs

Examples of countable resources are:  bank accounts, cash values of life insurance policies, values of annuities, values of revocable burial contracts, value of property other than the principal residence, value of vehicles other than one used for transportation

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.

About Maine SHIP: Medicare Assistance: Support in the Community: Office of Aging And Disability Services

If you have Medicare insurance, or expect to have it soon, you may have questions or need help to understand your Medicare benefits. Trained health insurance counselors are available throughout Maine to provide you information about Medicare and other health insurance issues. You can also learn about programs in Maine that help lower the cost of prescription drugs and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. SHIP services are free, confidential and available to older people and people who have Medicare because of a disability. SHIP Counselors do not sell insurance or recommend policies.

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