Navigating the Medicare System

Many Medicare recipients are not aware that programs exist to reduce expenses: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program , Low-Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Program.

The MIPPA program relies on volunteers who are active in their local communities to conduct outreach and provide education about these programs that may help us reduce Medicare costs. MIPPA staff and volunteers work to:

  • Engage Host Agencies who distribute eligibility information to the community
  • Increase awareness of Medicare Part D and Medicare Disease Prevention and Wellness benefits through local outreach efforts
  • Refer eligible people to the State Health Insurance Benefits Advisers (SHIBA) to assist with signing up for benefits 

To learn more, contact a MIPPA Coordinator nearest to you.

We can use the area map below to find the nearest provider to us. Also to the right, “Quick Tips” and “Resources” are available to better assist us with finding reliable information and supports.

Save On Medicare Costs! Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers free, unbiased Medicare benefits information and assistance. For questions, contact SHIBA. Phone: 1-800-247-4422

Become A Host Agency or Volunteer Contact the MIPPA Coordinator nearest you for information.

You should now have your new Medicare card- If you haven’t received your card sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your number and print your official card or you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

 

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