Success Stories

Recently, a client’s daughter reached out to the Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (HIICAP) for help with her mother’s situation. A new widow, Mrs. M. discovered that she was losing medical insurance coverage from her late husband’s retirement health insurance benefits. In only two weeks’ time, she would be dropped. Our Aging Benefits Specialist assisted her with signing up for a Medicare Supplement and a Part D (prescription) plan. When we learned Mrs. M.’s new income following her husband’s death, we also assisted her with a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) application. She was approved! Mrs. M.’s Medicare Part B premium ($109.00 per month) will now be reimbursed and not deducted from her Social Security.  Furthermore, Mrs. M. also qualifies for the Extra Help program which will pay for her Part D prescription plan ($39.00 per month) and will lower her prescription co-pay amounts.  The icing on the cake was that because she was eligible for the Medicare Savings Program before she knew her true new income, Mrs. M. received an additional Part B reimbursement of $545.00! Not only was Mrs. M. reassured about her health insurance situation, she was able to save a significant amount of money that can now be redirected to other important household needs. 

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