It's not always easy to keep track of all the different kinds of insurance available for the seriously ill. And certainly, paying for medical care is no small concern. Various agencies can help you understand Medicare regulations and sort through the range of options available.
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
From this website, you can find a trust or estate planning lawyer in your area. This may be useful if you are concerned about Medicare, Medicaid and protecting your assets.
3415 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 330
Los Angeles, CA 90034
This website sponsored by the National Council on Aging is set up to help you find what state, federal and local government health and financial programs are available in your area.
Medicare (CIGNA), Durable Medical Equipment
toll-free at 800-899-7095
Medicare for Railroad Retirees
Medicare Personal Plan Finder
A service of the federal government, this website helps individuals locate and compare supplemental health plans. In response to answers on a simple questionnaire, the website displays what is available in your area, including the price of premiums and types of coverage (e.g., choice of doctor, prescription services, vision and dental checkups).
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
Toll-free 24 hours: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or TTY for the hearing impaired TTY: 1-877-486-2048
This national level website allows you to find out about prescription drug insurance plans available in your area.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration can help with the following services: apply for Social Security benefits, apply for Medicare, replace a Social Security or Medicare card, apply for Social Security disability, to name a few.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Call Eldercare Locator toll free at 1-800-677-1116
Each state has its own program to assist residents in finding affordable health insurance. Call the Eldercare Locator office to find out the number for your state’s Health Insurance Assistance Program, or check out the website below.
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