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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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The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Help with Medicare 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 program. Please note that the MMAP program is only able to help with Medicaid is the recipient is also eligible for Medicare.  We Can Help You: Identify resources for prescription drug assistance Explain Medicare health ...

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MMAP Volunteer, George Wojdacki, Receives the BCBSM Claude Pepper Award

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_8126" align="alignleft" width="235"] George Wojdacki shows off the check he received on behalf of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B as the winner of the Claude Pepper Award.[/caption] Southfield, Mich. (June 4, 2014).  George Wojdacki, a volunteer Outreach Specialist with the Area Agency on Aging-1-B Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), was presented with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michgan Claude Pepper Award for Senior Volunteer on June 3, 2014 at Older Michiganians Day on the lawn ...

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Medicare Annual Enrollment: Free, Unbiased Help

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Choosing a Medicare Plan Can Be Confusing. Choosing the Wrong Plan Can Be Costly. Medicare Annual Enrollment is happening from October 15 - December 7. It's the time of year when people already enrolled in Medicare can make changes and choice for the upcoming year. During this time, beneficiaries can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan, or vice versa Make choices about Part D Prescription plans During this time ...

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Covid Brings Out Medicare Scammers

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Authorities are tracking companies that are billing Medicare for Covid test kits they are sending to Medicare beneficiaries who didn't order them. At $80 to $200 apiece, the claims add up to thousands of dollars paid by taxpayers. Case in point: The home of a deceased woman in Arkansas received 2-3 test kits per week until the trustee of her estate began looking into it and alerted the government. A Wisconsin woman ...

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Volunteer to Help Seniors and Family Caregivers in Your Community

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Make a Difference in Your Community Work with us to make a difference in the lives of seniors and family caregivers in your community. We have lots of different ways to help! Whether it’s delivering meals to homebound seniors, helping seniors save money on medical costs, or being a shoulder to lean on for someone caring for an aging loved one—we’d love to have you join us. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels Work ...

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Is Your Prescription Drug Plan Working for You? We Can Help.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

If you have Part D Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, it’s a good idea to review your drug coverage to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck – and your health. Open Enrollment, from Oct 15-Dec. 7, is the period of the year when you can switch your plans. Certified counselors from the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B are taking appointments ...

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Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Stretched by Inflation? Save a Buck or Three with these Tips Everything seems to be more expensive today. And while you can’t fight inflation, you can find ways to substantially save money. There are assistance programs that can reduce utility costs, lessen the pinch at the supermarket, and offset Medicare costs. Find tips and resources below that can help you keep more of your money: Save on Medicare Costs You might be financially eligible ...

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Programs Help Low-income Medicare Beneficiaries Save

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Medicare Savings Programs Can Help with Deductibles, Co-insurance and Co-pays Medicare, the federal health insurance program, is guaranteed to all Americans 65 and older, and while it’s low-cost, it’s not free. Medicare comes with copays, coinsurance and premiums that are based on your income. But you may qualify for a Medicare Savings Program. How Can You Find Out If  You Qualify? If you qualify for programs that cover your copays, coinsurance or premiums, you ...

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Volunteer Helps Save Medicare Beneficiary Thousands

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program Volunteer Cuts Through the Red Tape and Saves  Money Medicare beneficiary, Henrietta, found out the hard way that signing up for a Medicare plan isn’t a slam dunk. When the Novi resident, a registered nurse, retired in late 2020, she signed up online for a Medigap plan, which covers some coinsurance, copays and deductibles. She paid $277 per month for the plan. She also had Part B and ...

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