Did you know that if a Medicare beneficiary qualifies for just one month of Medi-Cal, they can eliminate their Part D enrollment penalty and start with a clean slate? Or that if a beneficiary receives extra help with paying for Part D prescription drugs, they can ask for a $10/month repayment plan for overpayments that may be assessed by the Social Security Administration?
Low-income Medicare beneficiaries have specific rights and protections under state and federal laws, but these rules are complicated and many beneficiaries and advocates are not aware of them. This webinar focuses on providing advocates and other providers who work with low-income Medicare beneficiaries a summary of these protections and useful tips to help beneficiaries make Medicare work for them.
This webinar is conducted in partnership and with support from California Health Advocates, Senior Medicare Patrol, and will begin with an update on recent beneficiary scams and fraud trends.
Sandy Morales, Case Manager, Senior Medicare Patrol
Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging