Insurance & Benefits Resources

BENEFITS

BenefitsCheckUp
A resource from the National Council on Aging- a comprehensive, free online tool that connects older adults with benefits they may qualify for including health care, income assistance, medication, food, education, veterans benefits and a variety of others. 

Benefits.gov
Benefits.gov is a cross-governmental collaboration between multiple Federal agencies and is established as the official benefits website for the U.S. government.  An easy-to-use, single source of benefit information to help citizens understand which benefit programs they may be eligible for, or how to apply

Pension Counseling and Information Program
The Older Americans Act’s Pension Counseling and Information Program provide free legal assistance to individuals experiencing a problem with pension, profit sharing, or retirement savings plans. The program currently serves 30 states (AR, AZ, CA, CT, HI, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VT, WI).

Pension Help America
PensionHelp America is a service of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the retirement security of America's workers, retirees, and their families.  

SSA.gov
The official federal government website that provides information and resources on Social Security programs benefits and programs.

VA eBenefits 
A service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. and Department of Defense, this resource provides benefit information and tools for veterans.

National Hotline for VA benefits
1-800-827-1000

HEALTH INSURANCE

Medicare.gov
The official U.S. Government website for Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare Plan Finder 
The official U.S. Government Medicare website tool that allows beneficiaries to compare prescription and health plan coverage options.

Medicaid.gov
The official U.S. Government website for people Medicaid beneficiaries.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) 
The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers.

Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center 
Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.