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Medicare

VIRGINIA HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VICAP)

Medicare

The Prince William Area Agency on Aging offers assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of any age and their caregivers who need help understanding Medicare and working through other health insurance issues through the Virginia Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). In addition, the Prince William Area Agency on Aging can provide a speaker on Medicare topics to local groups and organizations at no charge.

Contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging if you or a loved one needs assistance with any of the following:

  • Discovering eligibility requirements based on personal factors such as age, income, and disability status
  • Applying for health and drug plans and finding information
  • Understanding health insurance benefits and coverage based on individual plans
  • Resolving problems with Medicare
  • Comparing Medicare (Medigap) supplemental plans and Medicare Advantage Plans and applying for assistance to pay for these plans
  • Exploring prescription medication coverage through Medicare Part D plans
  • Reporting Medicare fraud and abuse
  • Exploring long-term care options

Assistance can be provided in person, by telephone or e-mail. For additional information or assistance with any of the resources on this page contact thePrince William Area Agency on Aging’sVICAP Coordinator at 703-792-4156.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICARE

To apply for health benefits, find more information, research preventive services, or locate physicians and providers visit www.medicare.gov or contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s VICAP Coordinator at 703-792-4156.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE

MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS

These programs provide assistance paying for Medicare co-insurance, deductible, and Part B premiums. Eligibility is based on income and assets. Contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging (VICAP) at 703-792-4156 to determine eligibility and apply.

REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD

The Senior Medicare Patrol Program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries identify, prevent, and report health care fraud. Visit virginiasmp.org or call 1-800-938-8885 to learn more.

GUARD YOUR MEDICARE CARD!!!

Do not let anybody steal your identity!! Guard your Medicare card like it's a credit card. Give your Medicare Number only to people you know should have it. Medicare, or someone representing Medicare, will never contact you for your Medicare Number or other personal information unless you've given them permission in advance.

Medicare has resources regarding Guarding Your Medicare Card.

You can also learn More About Guarding Your Medicare Card. This article is also available in Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese languages. Pleasecontact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s VICAP Coordinator at 703-792-4156.

SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION

To apply for retirement benefits, apply for Medicare, request a replacement Social Security card, or see whether you qualify to get assistance paying for Medicare prescriptions drugs visit socialsecurity.gov.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

To see if you qualify to receive help to pay for costly medication visit needymeds.com or contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s VICAP Coordinator at 703-792-4156.

MILITARY BENEFITS (TRICARE)

Military benefits are available to retired military personnel. To find out more about benefits and see if you qualify visit tricare.mil.

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE AND MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS

For information regarding Long Term Care Insurance and Medicare Supplemental Plans (Medigap) and filing complaints contact Bureau of Insurance scc.virginia.gov/boi.

FEDERAL RETIREE BENEFITS (FEHBP)

Federal employees, retirees and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country. Visit opm.gov/healthcare-insurance to learn more.