Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

Description: Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage. May also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms. (AIRS LH-3500) Organizations that dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long-term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures. (AIRS TD-1600.2570)

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ID

Statewide

Address: ID
TDD: 800-325-0778
Toll Free Phone: 800-760-8774
Eligibility: Medicare Beneficiary
Services Provided: Online Resource: DO NOT MAIL: Medicare offers prescription drug plans to help you pay for the prescriptions you need. You will need to join a Medicare prescription drug plan (Medicare Part D) for Medicare to pay for your drugs. This program provides you with insurance coverage for prescription drugs. It pays for both brand name and generic drugs, and offers you a choice of plans. As with other types of insurance, your monthly premium and out of pocket costs may be different in different plans.

HOW TO SIGN UP. 1) Check available plans to see if your prescription drugs are covered. 2) Find out which pharmacies the drug plans in your area use to make sure they are convenient. 3) Determine if the monthly fees work for you. All these things are important to help you choose a plan

EXTRA HELP. If you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income and resources, you may be able to get extra help paying for your monthly premiums, deductibles, and co-payments under this prescription drug program. Call the Extra Help number listed above, or the Idaho Medicare/Medicaid Hot Line listed above. Once approved for Extra Help, you still need to review, select, and join a prescription drug plan or one will be selected for you.

IMPORTANT DATES:
* November 15 through December 31: Open enrollment for Medicare Part D.
*January 1: Coverage starts for those who signed up by December 8.
*February 1: Coverage starts for those who signed up December 9 through December 31.


Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 2/13/2012

Boise, ID

700 W. State St.
3rd Floor
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-4250
Organization Name: Insurance, Idaho Department Of
Address: 700 W. State St.
3rd Floor
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-4250
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The department handles all insurance complaints as well as information on all Insurance companies in the state of Idaho.

Fighting insurance fraud is a high propriety of the Idaho Department of Insurance. If you suspect insurance fraud, call the department at the number listed.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA) has information on Medicare.

Your Health Idaho is a marketplace which provides a way to get health insurance coverage for Idahans who are not offered affordable insurance through an employer - www.yourhealthidaho.org
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Insurance, Idaho Department Of
Address: 700 W State St
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 800-247-4422
Eligibility: Senior citizens and families of seniors
Services Provided: SHIBA is part of a network of state health insurance programs (SHIP) across the United States and its territories. In Idaho, SHIBA is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency which administers the Medicare program, and the Idaho Department of Insurance.

SHIBA is a part of the Department of Insurance, Consumer Affairs, which:

Investigates claims and insurance fraud
Provides advocacy services for consumers
Provides assistance with insurance problems or questions on life, disability, long term care, property, casualty, and health insurance
We offer free and unbiased information, counseling, and assistance regarding senior health insurance. We do not sell insurance, recommend policies, agents, or specific companies. It is our goal to provide you with up-to-date and objective information to assist you in making informed buying decisions.

Also known as SHIP - Senior Health Insurance Program.

BOISE
Toll Free 1-800-247-4422

COEUR D'ALENE
Local phone number (208) 666-6847
Toll Free 1-800-247-4422

POCATELLO
Local phone number (208) 236-6044
Toll Free 1-800-488-5764
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: Boise, ID
Phone: 208-398-3384
Fax: 208-344-9757
Services Provided: 2016 Thanksgiving sign up must have proof of residence and photo ID

Sign up: Sacred Heart 811 S Latah St - Sat. 11/12 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and M-W the 14th to 16th 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

St Vincent Thrift Store 213 N Main Meridian - 11/10 & 11 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 11/12 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

St Vincent Thrift Store 6464 W State St Boise - Sat 11/5/16 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 11/7 to 11/9 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Food Box Distribution will be at the Fairgrounds on Nov. 21 & 22 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 23 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 3217 W Overland Boise

Christmas Toy Store for children 18 & under - to receive voucher for store located at 251 N Orchard contact St Vincent Help Line 331-2208 - Christmas Trees and Stockings as well as 1 toy for ea eligible child

Christmas Dinner December 24th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the 3217 W Overland location
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: Social Security Administration
Address: 1118 S Kimball Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 800-772-1213 xNational
Fax: 208-454-8647
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Provides Social Security benefits-retirement, survivors benefits, disability and Medicare, plus Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Supplemental Security Income pays monthly checks to people who are blind, or have a disability, or 65 or older and who are low income.

For Extra Help or Low Income Subsidy contact (800) 772-1213.

Address for the Ontario office is: 908 SE 5th Ave Ontario Oregon 97914
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Cambridge, ID

Address: 40 Superior St
Cambridge, ID 83610
Phone: 208-257-3358
Eligibility: Anyone
Services Provided: Provides:
*Two Meals per week
*Shopping Assistance
*Transportation to Doctor Appointments
*Exercise Classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:00 am
*Card Games
*Computer Available
*Monthly Foot Clinic
*Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic
*Medicare Counseling
*Referral to other programs
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur D Alene, ID

Organization Name: Social Security Administration
Address: 623 E Wallace Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 800-772-1213
TDD: 800-325-0778
Fax: 208-667-4617
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Provides Social Security benefits-retirement, survivors benefits, disability and Medicare, plus Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Supplemental Security Income pays monthly checks to people who are blind, or have a disability, or 65 or older and who are low income.

For Extra Help or Low Income Subsidy contact (800) 772-1213.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Idaho State House, ID

700 West State St
Idaho State House, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-4250
Address: 700 West State St
Idaho State House, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-4250
Services Provided: A hard copy of the complaint form can be found at the Department of Insurance web site. Print it out, fill out and mail in as instructed.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Saint Anthony, ID

Organization Name: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Address: 420 N Bridge St
Saint Anthony, ID 83445
Phone: 208-624-3458
Services Provided: Congregate meals served at noon for seniors and guest of any age. Home delivered meals for seniors age 60+ & also Medicaid A&D & DD Waiver Services. Transportation Services to and from the senior center for doctor appointments, shopping, etc. Bingo, cards, and live entertainment.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

Address: NY
Phone: 855-566-5871
Services Provided: Get essential information on costs for thousands of procedures and learn insurance basics. A national independent, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products and consumer resources. Search for medical and dental costs.
Provider Profiles: Internet-based service
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/6/2019
465 Industrial Boulevard
London, KY 40750-0001
Phone: 800-318-2596
Organization Name: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Address: 465 Industrial Boulevard
London, KY 40750-0001
Phone: 800-318-2596
TDD: 855-889-4325
Toll Free Phone: 800-318-2596
Eligibility: Anyone looking for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Services Provided: The Marketplace is an internet-based means of finding health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019
16880 Middlebelt Road Ste 4
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734-522-7200
Address: 16880 Middlebelt Road Ste 4
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734-522-7200
Fax: 734-522-0200
Email: kburch@ihsinfo.org
Eligibility: For those needing information on hearing loss, hearing aids, and hearing specialists.
Services Provided: The only professional organization representing the interests of today's hearing aid specialist before the federal government, IHS provides input by means of testimony and/or information to Congressional committees, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, members of Congress and other federal regulatory and legislative bodies.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019

MD

Baltimore, MD

7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 800-633-4227
Organization Name: Medicare
Address: 7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 800-633-4227
TDD: 877-486-2048
Eligibility: people 65 years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant)
Services Provided: Medicare Providers Search WWW.MEDICARE.GOV
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. This is the federal agency that administers the Medicaid programs and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.
General Automated information about Medicare coverage, claims, deductibles, billing and publications.

This Medicare program is a nationwide automated help line or online resource.
A speech automated system will ask you questions that you answer with your voice to direct your call automatically.
For... Just say.....
Medicare prescription drug coverage "Drug Coverage"
Extra Help "Limited Incomes"
Medicare prescription drug enrollment status "Status"
Telephone number for your State Medical
Assistance (Medicaid) Office "Medicaid"
Medicare publications "Publications"
A customer service representative "Agent"
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018