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When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at12:00pm
Where: The Marina Community Center 211 Hillcrest Avenue Marina, CA 93933
The best way to stop Medicare fraud? Help prevent it in the first place. Follow these 3 tips to protect yourself from scammers:
- If you get a call, text or email asking for your Medicare Number, don’t respond. Don’t give your Medicare card or Medicare Number to anyone except your doctor or people you know should have it. Remember, Medicare will never call you unprompted and ask you for your personal information.
- Check your Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or claims statements carefully. If you see a charge for a service you didn’t get or a product you didn’t order (like a COVID-19 over-the-counter test), it may be fraud.
- If you suspect fraud, report it at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Visit Medicare.gov, the official source for Medicare information, to learn more about preventing Medicare fraud.
COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Medicare
What does it cost? You pay nothing for the vaccine!
Where do I get it? COVID-19 vaccines are available at
pharmacies, clinics, doctors’ offices, hospitals, or even in the
home. Find a vaccine near you at www.vaccines.gov.
What do I bring? Bring your red, white, and blue Medicare
card to your appointment, even if you have a Medicare
Advantage Plan. Otherwise, you may be asked for your
Social Security number to verify you’re on Medicare.
Already vaccinated? Boosters are recommended for
most people, and especially for older adults. Speak with your
doctor if you have questions.
Undecided? Older adults are highly at risk from COVID-19. Most
Americans age 65 and older are vaccinated. Learn more about the
vaccine’s effectiveness at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
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Medicare EXTRA HELP—Video Presentation
If you are a low income senior, you may be eligible for Medicare’s Extra Help program. Give us a call to see if you qualify. Our HICAP staff can answer questions that you might have about the program or with online application. Click Here to view video presentation.
- Questions? Call 800-434-0222 or 831-655-4244
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
“HICAP” provides no cost counseling, information, and assistance to consumers regarding the Medicare program. Our counselors must complete an intensive training and are registered with the California Department of Aging. They receive continuing education to remain aware of changes in the Medicare regulations.
We can assist you with the following:
- Medicare benefits
- Supplemental (Medigap) insurance
- Medicare Advantage (MA) options
- Evaluate and identify the right Part D Drug plan
- Billing and claims procedures
- Assist on your behalf with providers
- Research Patient Assistant Programs (help with medication costs)
- Provide public speakers on Medicare-related issues
This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0094-04, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
Need to Talk to a Medicare Counselor?
Our services are by appointment only. To schedule, please contact Elizabeth Corona(email: firstname.lastname@example.org) at 831.655.4244 or (800) 434-0222.
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