Medicare Open EnrollmentOctober 15th - December 7th
Benefit Specialists are now hosting workshops, which can help you compare Medicare plan options for 2017. If you would like to enroll in a workshop or would like your plan comparisons mailed to you, please complete the form HERE . You must be 60 or older and be a Waukesha County Resident to receive assistance.
For directions to find and choose your own Part D Prescription Drug Plan without the assistance of a Benefit Specialist, please click HERE .
Welcome to Medicare Classes The ADRC of Waukesha County hosts ‘Welcome to Medicare’ classes the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm or from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Register HERE
What is an Elder Benefit Specialist? An Elder Benefit Specialist (EBS) is a Medicare SHIP Counselor and an advocate for person’s age 60 years or older who may be having problems with their private or government benefits. The benefit specialist helps older adults determine the benefits they are entitled to and how to apply for them. An attorney is available to provide supervision and support to the Elder Benefit Specialist.
An Elder Benefit Specialist can help you with the following:Benefit Programs: Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Medicaid (Title 19) BadgerCare for under 65 years of age SeniorCare (StatePharmaceutical Assistance Program)
Medicare: MedicareSavings Programs/Medicare Premium Assistance (QMB, SLMB, SLMB+) Medigap/Supplemental Insurance Policies Medicare Appeals
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