When someone in Connecticut needs help navigating the Medicare system – signing up for Medicare, choosing a health care plan or a prescription plan, finding answers to questions, appealing decisions or simply understanding one’s health care rights – there are organizations that can provide medicare advocacy.
Center for Medicare Advocacy http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/ provides information and advocacy for Medicare related issues for anyone, without regard to income, who is eligible for Medicare.
Choices is a program of Connecticut’s Agencies on Aging that provides information, counseling, eligibillity screening, and assistance with Medicare related issues.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services http://www.medicare.gov has a toll free telephone line, 800-MEDICARE, and website that offers information on Medicare, including what Medicare covers, where and how to apply for Medicare, lists of Medicare participating physicians and therapists, Medicare supplemental insurance plans, and procedures for filing claims.
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut http://www.slsct.org/ provides legal assistance regarding an individual’s right to state and federal benefit programs, including Medicare, for people with low income.
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