The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides education, counseling and enrollment assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Established in 1992, the program is overseen by the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) and available in all states and U.S. territories.
Middle Wisconsin is an online magazine promoting just and transparent government, quality public education, healthy communities, thriving local economies, and environmental stewardship.
What started as a few of us getting together to figure out what to do about the current situation in our government has turned into a potential movement. Our goal is to harness that energy in the best way to foster positive change for our families, our friends, our state, and our country.
Having trouble navigating the Medicare Maze?
This one-of-a-kind tool provides easy-to-understand answers to the questions posed by nearly 45 million people with Medicare, as well as by the families, caregivers and professionals serving them. Drawing from the experience and best practices of the Medicare Rights Center’s expert case workers, lawyers, education professionals and health literacy specialists, MI Counselor provides up-to-date answers to hundreds of questions. www.medicareinteractive.org
BadgerCare Plus is a self-funded, stripped-down health plan for state residents with no other alternatives. It's a very limited plan, and people do have to pay out-of-pocket, but it's a better option than having nothing.
To enroll in Basic, Wisconsin must first be accepted to the Core plan waiting list. Contact this site for details. www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/
Reached the Medicare Part D coverage gap (doughnut hole)? This site shows you if and when you fall into the doughnut hole, identifies up to three different medications that are less expensive for each drug you're taking and recalculates your costs if you switch to less expensive similar prescription medicines. http://doughnuthole.aarp.org/
SHARE is a nonprofit food buying club that offers good, nutritious products at redced cost through a volunteer-run distribution system. Everyone is welcome - there are no membership fees or eligibility requirements. With over 150 pick-up locations, SHARE is near you. Visit www.sharewi.org
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquarted in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.
NCOA is a national voice for older adults - especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged - and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of older adults. www.ncoa.org
The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide membership organization that was founded in 1978. CWAG's mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through: Intergenerational Understanding and Leadership Development, Public Education, Legal and Legislative Advocacy and Public Policy Development.www.cwag.org