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Health Insurance

Navigating health insurance can be confusing and at times quite daunting. Older adults are increasingly faced with difficult choices in a number of areas, including Medicare, Medicaid, and payment for prescription medications.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a state program that gets money from the federal government to give free local health insurance counseling, education, and information to individuals with Medicare of all ages. To find a SHIP program in your area use the local search feature below.

National Information and Resources

Below are national resources that provide general information on insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, and ways to prevent fraud and abuse in these programs.

The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare

Medicaid - CMS
Information on the Medicaid programs from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Federal government website providing resources on health insurance including information on the Affordable Care Act.

Stop Medicare Fraud
Federal government website targeting efforts to stop fraud in the Medicare program.

The National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center
The Center provides general information for consumers on health care errors, fraud and abuse. The general public can utilize the Center for information about the services of Senior Medicare Patrol programs (SMPs) and how to access their local SMP.

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The Eldercare Locator is pleased to provide the following brochure to better assist consumers. To view our entire list of publications visit the Resources section on this website.

Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines

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Find Information and Resources in Your Area

To find resources in your community start your search below.

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Last Modified: 12/14/2011 1:14:28 PM