Medicare Rights Center – Largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the U.S.
Medicare Savings Program 2017 – Information & Application – The following programs administered by local Departments of Social Services and the Human Resources Administration in New York City can assist individuals/couples in paying for their Medicare Premiums.
Medicare Watch – Weekly Medicare Consumer Advocacy Updates
2018 Medicare & You – Official U.S. government Medicare handbook. This year’s handbook is full of important information to help answer questions about your Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights, and more.
Social Security Benefit Application – Online Retirement/Medicare application from The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration
- Clients can become familiar with the application and guidelines here. Assistance in completing this application is available at Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. (WDOMI). WDOMI offers a program to assist the blind, elderly (65+) and the disabled to enroll into Medicaid. The program helps to make sure that the elderly (65+), blind and the disabled have access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance. WDOMI have facilitated enrollers that provide services for Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Rockland counties. To make an appointment for Medicaid Enrollment assistance via this program please call WDOMI at (914) 968-4717. There is no fee for this service.
- FIDA (Fully-Integrated Dual Advantage) – This is a program specific to dual-eligible long-term care needs. For more information go to this page on NY HealthAccess. To enroll, call NY Medicaid Choice (Maximus) at 1-800-505-5678. Currently there is only one FIDA plan due to roll out in March 2017 – AgeWell. They would have to opt in.
For issues with the plan, there is an Ombudsman (ICAN is the Ombudsman for MLTC, Medicaid Advantage, PACE, FIDA plans). ICANs main number is 844-614-8800. There is a local ICAN person, Charles Italiano at Westchester Disabled on the Move, (914) 968-4717; (firstname.lastname@example.org).