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- Insurance Assisters Provide Over 13,800 Hours Counseling For Connecticut Residents, Critical Resource For Seniors And People With Disabilities
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CHOICES--the Connecticut SHIP program--last year provided 13,800 hours of counseling to help people with disabilities, and family caregivers find the health care program that works for them and their families.
"We urge you to include at least
"Medicare is increasingly complex, and SHIPs provide the kind of local, in-depth counseling and assistance that Medicare beneficiaries need to make the best choices for their situation. We applaud
The full text of the letter is available here (https://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/fy-2020-ship-request-) and below:
As you work on the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill, we urge you to include at least
SHIPs operate in every state, territory, and the
SHIPs provide older Americans, people with disabilities, and their families with unbiased, cost-free, and personalized advice to help them navigate Medicare enrollment and obtain benefits. People on Medicare can choose among plan options each year that may look similar but whose differences could have significant impacts on cost-sharing and network access. For example, if beneficiaries chose the least expensive Part D plan in their region, they could save an average of
We ask that you protect this critical program by providing at least
Thank you for considering our request as you continue work on the FY2020 appropriations bill.