Medicare is insurance for the elderly and disabled. There are several parts to Medicare and many choices to be made by the consumer. To assist in these decisions, the state of South Carolina and the Federal government have put together a program call the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) or alternately known as the Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders program (I-CARE). What it means to consumers is there are people throughout the state who can provide health insurance counseling for Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Savings program, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and Senior Medicare Fraud programs.
If you would like help with Medicare information and Part D enrollment, contact the SHIP counselor for your area. For other areas of interest see the following:
Certain federal employees who worked as civil servants or mail handlers do not need Medicare Part B. Check with your human resources representative.
Other Resources:Medicare website - MedicareMedicare Preventive Serviceswww.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10110.pdfFIGHT BACK Medicare Fraud website - www.stopmedicarefraud.gov
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