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  • Benefits CheckUp

    BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out our simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones. Read More

    National Council on the Aging
  • How to Apply for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

    You can apply for Apple Health on any computer with an internet connection at Washington Healthplanfinder, wahealthplanfinder.org. Read More

    Health Care Authority

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  • Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

    The ever-evolving legal rights and Medicare benefits that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and married couples can be challenging to follow. This resource document provides links to organizations providing relevant information. Read More

  • Help With Prescription Drug Costs

    Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. Read More

    Social Security Online
  • Marriage, Medicare and Medicaid: What Same-Sex Couples Need To Know

    Married same-sex couples can get coverage under the same Medicare and Medicaid rules as married opposite-sex couples in all states. Read More

  • Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken two important steps. First, Medicare has begun covering Gender Reassignment Surgery but has not issued detailed coverage rules. Second, new HHS regulations will help protect transgender older adults from sex discrimination in healthcare. Here’s what you need to know now and what is coming down the road. Read More


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  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    Federal Trade Commission