State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

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LOCAL HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE
For an Appointment with a SHIP Counselor
Contact
Noble County Council on Aging
260-347-4226 or 1-866-872-6778



MEDICARE


VS.


AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (OBAMACARE)



Your Medicare Coverage,


Prescription Drug Plans,


Medicare Advantage Plans


Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap Plans)


WILL NOT change because


Of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


Contact a SHIP Counselor if you have questions.



 

#1.  Your Medicare Coverage, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap Plans), WILL NOT change because of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

#2.  If you are on Medicare, you may not use the new Health Insurance Marketplace, made available by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), to buy health insurance or a prescription drug plan.

Contact a SHIP Counselor if you have questions.

SHIP 
 
SHIP stands for State Health Insurance Assistance Program.  The key work is "informations."  SHIP doesn't sell anything.  Instead, their counselors give FREE assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, who have concerns with, or questions about, their health insurance.
 
SHIP COUNSELORS
 
1.  Answer questions about Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage).
 
2.  Show you how to evaluate the various Medicare supplement and prescription insurance policies currently available.
 
3.  Help you understand how to read Medicare reports.
 
4.  Inform you of your rights as a Medicare beneficiary or health insurance policy holder.
 
5.  Refer you to appropriate agencies that can also help you with other needs.
 
MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
 
1.   Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings.
2.   Bone Density.
3.   Cardiovascular Screenings.
4.   Colorectal Cancer Screenings.
5.   Diabetes Screenings.
6.   Flu Shots.
7.   Glaucoma Tests.
8.   Hepatitis B Shots.
9.   Mammograms.
10.  Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams.
11.  Pneumococcal Shot.
12.  Prostate Cancer Screenings.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 
Prescription Drugs Help
 
LIS (Limited Income Assistance)
contact Social Security
 
Hoosier Rx
contact Hoosier Rx
 
Rx for Indiana
contact Rx for Indiana
 
HEALTH INSURANCE HELP
 
Medicare Savings Plans
Contact FSSA
  Family Social Services Administration or Division
  of Family Resources
 
QMB
  Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
 
SLMB
  Specified Low-income Beneficiary
 
QI
  Qualified Individual
 
HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan)
Contact HIP
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Mediare                                             1-800-633-4227
 
SHIP-Local Counselor                           260-347-4226
                                                       1-800-220-2242
 
SHIP-State Office                               1-800-452-4800
 
HIP                                                   1-877-438-4479
 
Rx for Indiana                                     1-877-793-0765
 
Hoosier Rx                                          1-866-267-4679
 
Social Security                                    1-800-772-1213
 
Social Security-Local                            260-925-1655
 
FSSA                                                 1-800-403-0864
 
Children and Family Resources
No Phone
Walk-in Center
722 Goodwin Place
(Next to Edward Jones Building)

Noble County Council On Aging & Noble Transit

111 Cedar Street

Kendallville, Indiana 46755

260-347-4226