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  • Learn about Medicaid Programs that Can Help You Pay for Medicare Premiums

    There are several kinds of Medicaid available that help people get health care. This video explains how Medicaid can help people pay for Medicare premiums. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Georgia Medicare Savings Program Applications

    This site will allow you to apply online for the type of Medicaid that provides partial financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments to certain low income Medicare beneficiaries. Read More

    By:
    US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

    By:
    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 2010 Guide to Benefits Programs for the Older Georgians

    This brochure is a brief guide to benefits that are available for people who are 60 years old or older, including information on Medicaid, Nursing Home Medicaid, Medicare, Hospital Medicare, Nursing Home Medicare, Medicare Buy-In programs, Food Stamps, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and the Community Care Services Program. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Health Care and Managing Changes

    Whether you’re changing jobs, having a baby, or helping a parent, you can’t afford to lose your access to good medical care. Here you’ll find articles to help you manage these transitions. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Hospital Bills May Be Covered by the Indigent Care Trust Fund

    This brochure explains what the Indigent Care Trust Fund (ICTF) is. It tells what hospitals that have the ITCF must do and cannot do. The brochure also tells you how you can apply for the ICTF and which hospitals in each county have the ICTF program. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits Check Up

    This web site provides information about what benefits seniors may be eligible for. You will be required to fill out a form on the Internet. Content Detail

    By:
    National Council on the Aging
  • EarnBenefits Online

    Find if you qualify for public health benefits and find out how to apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Seedco
  • GeorgiaCares - Health Insurance Counseling, Assistance and Referrals for the Elderly

    this is designed to educate and help seniors with 6 things:(1) information about low cost prescription assistance programs, health insurance, managed care, long term care insurance, Medical Supplemental Insurance, Medicare savings program; Help with applying for low cost prescription assistance programs, understanding your rights as a Medicare beneficiary, analyzing your Medicare Summary Notice, comparing and evaluating health insurance and managed care plans, sorting through medical bills and assistance filing medical claims; assistance with complicated Medicare problems; referrals to other appropriate agencies; community education; and counseling in person and by phone. Content Detail

    By:
    GeorgiaCares
    Read this in:
    German / Deutsch
    Spanish / Español
    Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Somali / Soomaali
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Medicare

    The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare.gov - The Official Government Web Site for People with Medicare

    This web site contains government information and a number of government publications for downloading in PDF format, including information about: (1) Medicare eligibility, enrollment and premiums, (2) Medicare claims and appeals, (3) choosing health care providers, nursing homes, personal care homes that take Medicare insurance, (4) deductible, coinsurance and premium amounts, and (5) special programs, including prescription drug assistance programs, that are available to help Medicare Beneficiaries pay for their health care costs, and (6) "Medigap" insurance - finding supplemental insurance policies to cover expenses not paid by Medicare. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Premiums Assistance

    You can get help paying your Medicare Premiums through the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. The QMB program pays Medicare premiums, coinsurance and deductibles. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • A Snapshot of Estate Recovery in Georgia

    The state of Georgia may place a lien on your real and personal property if you received Medicaid while in a nursing home or intermediate care home or mental institution. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Immunization in Georgia

    Through collaboration with public and private providers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, work to increase immunization rates for all Georgians and decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources