Medicare Counseling

Medicare Counseling or Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P.)

 

The Pitt County Council on Aging serves as the local coordinating site for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Default.aspx.  Aging Services staff and volunteers, trained by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), provide unbiased education and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries.  The Medicare counseling program at the Council on Aging is funded in part by Vidant Medical Center Foundation. https://foundation.vidanthealth.com/

 

Counseling topics include:

  • Medicare Eligibility
  • Medicare Benefits
  • Medicare Supplements
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare and Other Insurance Coverage

 

Although Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), eligibility and enrollment is handled by the Social Security Administration https://www.ssa.gov/

 

Useful Resources:

New to Medicare? http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/SHIIP_New_To_Medicare.aspx

 

Help with Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Costs) http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Vol_Cor_Files/Extra%20Help%20LIS%20Fact%20Sheet-FAQ%20handout(OUT%20OF%20STOCK)_(Packs%20of%20100)_SVCM_SDSSM_SREH_SVREH_0.pdf

 

 

Help with Medicare Part B Premium (Medicare Savings Program) http://www.ncdoi.com/_Publications/Medicare%20Savings%20Programs%202016_SPB1.pdf

 

2016 Medicare Premiums and Deductible Information

http://www.ncdoi.com/_Publications/Medicare%20Premiums%20and%20Deductibles%20Chart%20(2016)_SNE1.pdf

 

2016 Medicare and You Handbook

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10050.pdf

 

Are You Considering a Medicare Supplement? http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/SHIIP_Medicare_Supplement.aspx

 

Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html

http://www.ncdoi.com/_Publications/Medicare%20Preventive%20Benefits%20Chart_SNE1.pdf

 

 

Useful Links:

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) http://www.ncdoi.com/shiip/

Medicare  https://www.medicare.gov/

Social Security Administration (Eligibility and Enrollment) https://www.ssa.gov/