Medicare can help. Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you healthy. Preventive services can find health problems early, when treatment works best, and can help keep you from getting certain diseases. Preventive services include exams, shots, lab tests, and screenings. They also include programs for health monitoring, and counseling and education to help you take care of your own health. If you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), you can get a yearly “Wellness” visit and many other covered preventive services.
Contact your local SHIIP/ SMP for personalized, one-on-one counseling and assistance with understanding how Medicare works with your other insurance, including how to avoid late enrollment penalties.
Medicare fraud puts the future of Medicare at risk. Medicare loses billions of dollars each year due to fraud, errors and abuse. Estimates place these losses at approximately $60 billion annually, though the exact figure is impossible to measure. You can help the fight against Medicare fraud by sharing this information with your friends and family.
For some, The SHIIP--SMP program's in-person help was essential for understanding the complexities of Medicare and making good choices. For others, SHIIP--SMP education helped them save on their health care costs.