If you or someone you know will be turning age 65 in the next year or so, check out our new Medicare web pages. We launched a series of web pages called “What is Medicare?” to help people who will soon become eligible for Medicare. The information provides a basic overview of Medicare, explaining the different parts and options available to people.
For additional help with Medicare choices, we also offer our free, unbiased and confidential Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) service. We have more than 300 volunteer advisors around the state who we extensively train to help advise people on their Medicare options. SHIBA’s a great service. These folks can help you navigate the Medicare maze. Call 1-800-562-6900 and ask to speak with a SHIBA advisor in your area.