MAKE INFORMED INSURANCE DECISIONS
The Medigap Helpline is a telephone counseling service. It is part of the State Health Insurance
Assistance Program (SHIP).
2023 Medicaid Unwinding
The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency has ended. This begins the Medicaid Unwinding process to have all members go through a renewal process. Letters have been sent to members informing them of their renewal dates. View this
Medicaid Unwinding article
for more information. If on Medicare and losing Medicaid, Medigap counselors are available to assist with questions.
ALERT: CMS's Reminder to all Beneficiaries re: Medicare Card
Guard your Medicare card and number like a credit card! Don't share your number, laminate it, make copies, or let anyone else make a copy. If you need an official replacement card, you can print or order one at Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Protect your Medicare card and Medicare Number by only sharing this information with health care providers, insurance companies or health plans (and your licensed agents or brokers), or people like us who you trust to work with Medicare.
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period began January 1 and runs through March 31st. If a person is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, this enrollment period would allow a person to either switch to a different advantage plan or disenroll and return to Original Medicare and will get a SEP to enroll into a separate Prescripton Drug Plan. View this Article
for futher information.
The Medigap Helpline is a free, confidential counseling service for ALL Medicare beneficiaries, including disabled individuals and those age 65 and over. Insurance counselors at the Medigap Helpline can help with questions about various health insurance topics at no cost to the caller. There is NO connection with any insurance company and the Medigap Helpline Programs’ counselors do not endorse nor express any opinion as to the worth or value of any policy or insurance product. A counselor's purpose is to help beneficiaries understand their options so they may make their personal decisions based on their individual needs.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG HELPLINE
The Medigap Part D & Prescription Drug Helpline is a free, confidential counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries aged 60 and over. Prescription drug counselors can help with questions about prescription drug options.
Medigap Helpline Services
Learn about our free, confidential counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Medigap Helpline Services are provided by the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at no cost. There is no connection with any insurance company. The program is funded by the Wisconsin State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) under grants from the federal Administration for Community Living and the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
Former Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable meets with the Medigap Helpline Services staff at the Board on Aging and Long Term Care. Seen here speaking with Vicki Buchholz, Medigap Helpline Services Supervisor about the counseling the programs give to Medicare beneficiaries in Wisconsin.
Learn more about our state's Investment in
Medigap Helpline for Wisconsin Seniors.
Medigap Leads Jill Helgeson and Nick Lutes attend Governor Ever’s bill signing related to providing 100-day prescription drug supplies under SeniorCare.