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Affordable Care Act
For People Under 65 NJ
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Castle Senior Benefits
Making Sense out of Medicare NJ
Tel: 888-503-6501
We encourage you to do some research about Medicare and when you are ready call us. We will ask you some key questions to determine whether or not you need to take Medicare. That's right, many don't need to take Medicare at 65 and can postpone without penalty. Others may face late enrollment penalties for not taking Medicare when first eligible. It all depends on your situation. Additional good news is we're here to help, and our assistance comes at no cost to you.
Details: Call Toll Free Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM central time
Medicare Basics Video Series
There are 9 videos in the series NJ
The Medicare Basics Video Series was developed to simplify the four basic parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C & D) to help make your Medicare choices easier to understand. The information for this series is from the official Medicare publications, Medicare & You, Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods, and Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. The entire series was reviewed for accuracy by Medicare (CMS Region VIII) and includes links to downloadable PDF’s of these publications as well as direct links to the Medicare and Social Security websites.
Medicare Rights Center
Helpline is open Monday through Friday NJ
Tel: 800-333-4114
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization. Through our national telephone helpline, we answer thousands of questions every year from people with Medicare, their family members and friends. Our trained volunteers and staff spend the time to help each caller understand their Medicare benefits, find the right coverage, and understand how any existing coverage works with Medicare.
Details: Medicare Rights Center’s resources includes educational materials
Medicare Supplements & Other Insurance
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Search for Medicare Supplements and other insurance using the Medicare.gov website.
Medigap Policy Search
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Search for Medigap Policy information using the Medicare.gov website
National PACE Association
PACE programs are a partnership between provider, the state, and federal governm NJ
PACE is a Medicare/Medicaid managed care system that provides health care and support services to older adults. The goal of PACE is to assist frail individuals to live in their communities as independently as possible by providing comprehensive services depending on their needs. The PACE program integrates Medicare and long term care funding in a way that saves tax payer dollars while providing more effective care.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly - PACE
Comprehensive service delivery system and integrated Medicare and Medicaid finan NJ
Visit the CMS website and search on PACE. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a capitated benefit authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) that features a comprehensive service delivery system and integrated Medicare and Medicaid financing.
Details: To learn more about PACE go to www.cms.gov website and use the search feature to search on PACE
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
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SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry.
U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator
A Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging NJ
Tel: 800-677-1116
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.