Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA)
Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare
540 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN, 55101-2208
Distance: 1032 Miles
Guide for Minnesotans on Medicare contains comprehensive, objective information about all Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplemental Policies and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available to Minnesota beneficiaries. It is published each year by the Minnesota Board on Aging and is available online and in print. Specifically, the guide includes information on:
* Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
* Medicare Advantage (Part C) HMO Plans
* Medicare Advantage (Part C) HMO Plans with Point of Service option
* Medicare Advantage (Part C) PPO Plans
* Medicare Advantage (Part C) Private-Fee-for-Service (PFFS)
* Other Medicare Plans - Medicare Cost Plans
* Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) Policies
* Medicare SELECT Supplements
* Medicare Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
You can also get free, objective information and personalized assistance in all 87 counties of Minnesota by calling the Senior LinkAge Line® (SLL) (1-800-333-2433), or by on-line chat with a specialist on the MinnesotaHelp.info web site. Face-to-face personalized assistance is available at community sites throughout Minnesota, and in your home.
To get a free print copy of Health Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
State of Minnesota
|Senior LinkAge Line®||(800) 333-2433|
|Speech-to-Speech Relay||(877) 627-3848|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LH-3000.4500Long Term Care Insurance Definition
Private insurance companies, government programs and public/private partnership programs that issue individual and group insurance plans or policies which pay for nursing facility care, home health care, adult day health care, respite care, hospice care and/or home modifications to eliminate barriers for people who are chronically ill. Long-term care policies cover all levels of care including skilled, intermediate and custodial. Benefits may be triggered when an individual's doctor orders care, when s/he has some cognitive impairment or if s/he is unable to perform certain activities of daily living independently such as bathing, dressing, eating and toileting. A limited number of states participate in public/private partnerships which have provisions to protect participants from becoming impoverished in order to become eligible for Medicaid long-term care benefits.
LH-3500.4500Long Term Care Insurance Information/Counseling Definition
Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in determining whether they need long term care insurance, comparing and evaluating benefit plans and selecting a policy that will meet their needs or choosing an alternative to long term care insurance that is more beneficial given their situation.
LH-3500.5000Medicare Information/Counseling Definition
Programs that offer information and guidance for older adults and people with disabilities regarding their health insurance options with the objective of empowering them to make informed choices. Included is information about benefits covered (and not covered); the payment process; the rights of beneficiaries; the process for eligibility determinations, coverage denials and appeals; consumer safeguards; and options for filling the gap in Medicare coverage (Medigap supplement insurance). Also available is information relating to an individual's eligibility for benefits and assistance with evaluating their options and enrolling in a Medicare plan (A, B, C, and/or D) that will best meet their needs. These programs also address coordination of benefits when beneficiaries have other types of health insurance in addition to Medicare (e.g. Medicaid, employer coverage or retiree insurance) and provide counseling and assistance regarding the subsidies that are available to low income beneficiaries enrolled in the Part D Prescription Drug Benefit (which help pay for Part D premiums and reduce the cost of prescriptions at the pharmacy) and the Medicare Savings Programs which help pay for Medicare out-of-pocket costs. They may also provide information about Medicaid and the linkages between the two programs, referrals to appropriate state and local agencies involved in the Medicaid program, information about other Medicare-related entities (such as peer review organizations, Medicare-approved prescription drug plans, Medicare administrative contractors), and assistance in completing related Medicare insurance forms.
TJ-6500.6700Printed Materials Definition
Programs that distribute pamphlets, brochures, journals, monographs, manuals, booklets or other literature to increase the public's awareness of the need for or availability of services in a particular geographical or service area or for a particular target group; the causes, detection and treatment of a particular disease, disability or condition and means for its prevention; or specific social problems which affect the community and potential solutions. Included are downloadable publications and those that are distributed in printed format.