OVERVIEW: Educating Medicare Beneficiaries with the basics of original Medicare, including the Part D prescription drug benefit , Medicare Savings programs, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, in addition to other programs, as it applies to them.
SHIP provides assistance to all individuals with Medicare: New and Existing Medicare Beneficiaries, regardless of age or disability
SERVICES: Offers in-person and telephone guidance on a wide variety of health insurance issues, such as:
o Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Program (Medicare Part D)
o Medicare supplements (Medigap Plans)
o Medicare Savings Programs
o Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program
o Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, preferred provider organizations)
o Long Term Care Insurance
o Medical Assistance programs
o Assistance with denials, appeals and grievances
o Billing problems
o Health care fraud and abuse
Also offers assistance for low-income beneficiaries and community presentations.
Calvert Pines Sr. Center / DC Metro Area:
North Beach Sr. Center:
Southern Pines Sr. Center:
Calvert Pines Senior Center
Agency: Calvert County Office on Aging
Languages Available: An interpreter will be provided, with advanced notice.
Payment Description: Free
Intake and Eligibility: SHIP provides assistance to all individuals with Medicare: New and Existing Medicare Beneficiaries, regardless of age or disability.