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The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Help with Medicare and Medicaid Our Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is part of a statewide team. Our highly trained volunteer counselors are here to help beneficiaries find answers, troubleshoot problems, sort through their options and understand the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We Can Help You: Identify resources for prescription drug assistance Explain Medicare health plan options Understand doctor bills, hospital bills and Medicare Summary Notices Understand Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, coverage, claims ...

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Volunteers Needed for the AAA 1-B Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program

Monday, March 20th, 2017

MMAP Volunteers Help Seniors Understand and Access Benefits Southfield, Michigan (March 9, 2017) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B)’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is looking for volunteers to become part of its team in Macomb County. The program is hosting two volunteer information sessions in Macomb County to help introduce potential volunteers to the program. The first session will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 2 ...

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Yearly Review Important for Medicare Part D Prescription Plan

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

It’s an important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare’s “Coordinated Election Period” or “Open Enrollment Period” is in full swing. It started on Saturday, October 15 and continues through Wednesday, December 7, 2016. This Open Enrollment Period happens on these same dates every year—October 15 to December 7. What Is Open Enrollment? Open Enrollment is the time that Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans, especially when it comes to ...

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Help Paying Medicare Prescription Costs

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Help Available for Medicare Prescription Costs The Extra Help program can greatly reduce your prescription drug costs.  It’s available to people with limited income and resources and helps reduce monthly premiums and annual deductibles for Medicare Part D prescription plans.  Part D plans provide prescription coverage and enrolling in a plan makes prescriptions much more affordable—often reducing out-of-pocket expenses to a small co-pay for each prescription after a yearly deductible has ...

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Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Choices

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Unbiased Information From the Experts Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription plans and Medicare Advantage plans is held every year from October 15 to December 7. This Open Enrollment Period is the only time most beneficiaries can change or join a Medicare Part D Prescription plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. Choices about healthcare plans can have a big impact on both your budget and your care. There's a lot of information ...

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Volunteer Counselors Ready to Help During Medicare Open Enrollment

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

George Wojdacki calls himself the “piece of cheese at the end of the maze,” the guy you reach after bumping into walls trying to understand your Medicare benefits. Wojdacki, a certified Medicare counselor who volunteers with the Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), has saved a lot of money for a lot of seniors who would otherwise ignore notices of changes in their benefits. Last year, he and ...

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Medicare Advantage Q & A: Unbiased Answers from a Michigan Nonprofit

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

The window is open for Medicare beneficiaries to sign up for a different Medicare Advantage plan or switch back to Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and select a prescription drug plan (Part D). The enrollment period goes through March 31. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) has certified counselors who can help you explore your options and enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that works ...

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Medicare and Long-Term Care: What to Expect

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Medicare is the health care insurance program for Americans who are 65 and older. It’s not entirely free – most participants pay premiums and copays – but it covers hospitalization, doctor visits, medical equipment and supplies, prescription drugs and more. However, many people assume Medicare will also cover long-term care, like an in-home aide or unskilled care in a nursing home. It won’t. Because of the complexity of the program, you may not ...

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AAA 1-B’s MMAP Program Ready to Help Beneficiaries During Open Enrollment

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

You may be paying too much for your Medicare plan. Or you may want prescription drug coverage that works better for you. During Medicare Open Enrollment, from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, you can change your prescription drug plan - or just have it reviewed at no cost by a certified, unbiased Medicare counselor to make sure it fits your health care needs and your wallet. It is the only time ...

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Fall Prevention Tips that Can Keep Seniors Stay Independent

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Falls are a leading cause of hip fractures and brain injuries in older adults - and they are easy to avoid. Here are a few tips to keep you steady on your feet: Check Your Medication Talk to your doctor about reducing medication that causes dizziness or disorientation. In one study, the Centers for Disease Control found that more than half of all older adults used at least one medication whose side effects were ...

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