Insurance Counseling

Provides information about insurance options and assistance with filling out medical insurance claims forms. Includes information about Medicare, Medicaid, and supplemental insurance.

From this website, you can find a trust or estate planning lawyer in your area. This may be useful if you are concerned about Medicare, Medicaid and protecting your assets.
This website sponsored by the National Council on Aging is set up to help you find what state, federal and local government health and financial programs are available in your area.
A service of the federal government, this website helps individuals locate and compare supplemental health plans. In response to answers on a simple questionnaire, the website displays what is available in your area, including the price of premiums and types of coverage (e.g., choice of doctor, prescription services, vision and dental checkups).
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
1647 Hartnell Avenue Suite 8, Redding, CA 96002 · Map »
(530) 223-0999
Every state has individual programs and eligibility requirements for their Medicaid long-term care. Medicaid long-term care is a partnership between the state and federal government with the goal of taking care of each state’s low-income, aged, blind, or disabled populations. Click your state for a look at available programs and basic eligibility qualifications. Medicaid programs are very detailed, and requirements can change without much notice.  Use this Guide for basic information and then seek help from local experts.
Medicare for Railroad Retirees
800-833-4455
This national level website allows you to find out about prescription drug insurance plans available in your area.
Medicare offers a program for persons with limited income who need help paying for their medications. Support can come in the form of reduced premiums, a reduced annual deductible, or reduced prescription co-payments. Even people who own their own home can qualify. Eligibility is based on income and resources other than a car or house.
The Social Security Administration can help with the following services: apply for Social Security benefits, apply for Medicare, replace a Social Security or Medicare card, apply for Social Security disability, to name a few.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Each state has its own program to assist residents in finding affordable health insurance. Call the Eldercare Locator office to find out the number for your state’s Health Insurance Assistance Program, or check out the website below. http://www.medicare.gov/contacts/static/allStateContacts.asp  
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