Medicare
 

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The Prince William Area Agency on Aging offers assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of any age and their caregivers who need help understanding Medicare and working through other health insurance issues through the Virginia Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). In addition, the Prince William Area Agency on Aging can provide a speaker on Medicare topics to local groups and organizations at no charge. 
 
Contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging if you or a loved one needs assistance with any of the following:
  • Discovering eligibility requirements based on personal factors such as age, income, and disability status
  • Applying for health and drug plans and finding information
  • Understanding health insurance benefits and coverage based on individual plans
  • Resolving problems with Medicare or other health insurance claims
  • Comparing Medicare (Medigap) supplemental plans and Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Exploring prescription medication coverage through Medicare Part D plans
  • Reporting Medicare fraud and abuse
  • Exploring long-term care options
  • Acquiring durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc.    
 
Assistance can be provided in person, by telephone or e-mail. For additional information or assistance with any of the resources on this page contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s VICAP Coordinator at 703-792-4156 or Rwalker@pwcgov.org.
 

Learn More about Medicare

To apply for health benefits, find more information, research preventive services, or locate physicians and providers visit www.medicare.gov.
 

Medicare Savings Programs

These programs provide assistance paying for Medicare coinsurance, deductible, and Part B premiums. Eligibility is based on income and assets. Contact the Prince William Area Agency on Aging (VICAP) at 703-792-4156 to determine eligibility and apply.
 

Report Medicare Fraud

The Senior Medicare Patrol Program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries identify, prevent, and report health care fraud. Visit virginiasmp.org to learn more.
 

Social Security Information

To apply for retirement benefits, apply for Medicare, request a replacement Social Security card, or see whether you qualify to get assistance paying for Medicare prescriptions drugs visit socialsecurity.gov.
 

Pre Existing Condition Health Plans (PCIP)

PCIP health plans are provided for people who have certain pre-existing health conditions and have been without insurance for 6 months. Visit pcip.gov to learn more and see if you qualify.
 

Filing appeals under Medicare Part D

Residents can file appeals if they are denied coverage under their Medicare Part D plan. For help with filing appeals visit hapnetwork.org.
 

Prescription Drug Assistance Program

To see if you qualify to receive help to pay for costly medication visit needymeds.com.
 

Military Benefits (Tricare)

Military benefits are available to retired military personnel. To find out more about benefits and see if you qualify visit tricare.mil.
 

Long Term Care Insurance and Medicare Supplemental Plans

For information regarding Long Term Care Insurance and Medicare Supplemental Plans (Medigap) and filing complaints contact Bureau of Insurance scc.virginia.gov/boi.
 

Federal Retiree Benefits (FEHBP)

Federal employees, retirees and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country. Visit opm.gov/healthcare-insurance to learn more