The purpose of this Web site is to encourage Medicare beneficiaries (and
soon to be beneficiaries) and family members to educate themselves
and related programs covering Medigap, HMO, Medicaid and Long Term Care.
We will cover the topics of eligibility, options, benefits, paperwork
procedures, help resources and types of problem situations with which
you may be confronted.
I will rely heavily
on these last seventeen years as a volunteer, counseling other seniors
(65 and older) and disabled under 65, on a one-on-one basis, about Medicare
and related matters. I believe this counseling experience will help me
highlight important health insurance questions and potential problems
for the web site viewer.
I urge that you take advantage of the available literature and
information sources listed on our Resources Page. I invite
your emailing of comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and will answer as many as possible on our Editor's Page.
The viewer at
this site has flexibility – does not have to wade through all the
information to benefit – but can surf the various segment
#’s of the subject (Medicare, Medigap, etc.) to ascertain, with
the help of highlighted and captioned topics, if the info is in that
segment (on that particular page).
And, as mentioned above, if you can’t find the info on
this site, you are only a click away from the Resources Page – a
listing of 22 (government, non-profit and private contractor)
On your first
visit to www.seniorhealthinscounsel.com I urge that you click on Medicare before going to Medigap,
Medicare is central to the understanding of most related health
I furthermore must advise that counseling in Medigap and Medicaid
is directed to New York State residents, and takes into consideration
applicable New York State laws and regulations that may override, in part,
Federal laws and regulations. Therefore, residents of other states must
refer to appropriate state agencies for applicable rules and
Click on Medicare segment 02 for a
detailed description of the new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug
And to help
you attain this new benefit, I refer you to Medicare segment 03. You will find postings of “Info
Alerts” – alerting you to information to help you better
navigate the prescription drug benefit system.
Updated: March 8, 2010