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About DMAB


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The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau (DMAB), formerly known as ELDERinfo, provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare, including those under 65 years of age. You can call DMAB at 1-800-336-9500 or (302) 674-7364 to set up a free counseling session with a trained volunteer at a convenient site near you. Our goal is to empower people with Medicare to better understand their options and enable them to make the best health insurance decisions for themselves.

DMAB provides counseling and assistance on questions and problems related to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap (Medicare supplement insurance), Medicare Part D, long-term care insurance and other types of health insurance. There is no charge for the service.

Counselors provide in-person and telephone assistance in the following general areas:

  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Program (Medicare Part D)
  • Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap Plans)
  • Assistance for disabled Medicare beneficiaries (under age 65)
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, preferred provider organizations)
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medical Assistance programs
  • Assistance for low-income beneficiaries
  • Billing problems
  • Volunteer counselor opportunities
  • Prescription Savings for those who qualify
  • Free community presentations and more

DMAB Calendar of Activities

Counselors with DMAB are volunteers who have completed extensive training on health insurance. Counselors provide one-on-one assistance in an objective and confidential manner. To become a DMAB volunteer and help other Medicare beneficiaries understand their health insurance options, please call 1-800-336-9500 or (302) 674-7364.

The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau (DMAB) is Delaware’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and is funded in part by a grant from the Administration for Community Living.
 

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Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)


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Medicare Supplement Companies: Contact Information

2017 Medicare Supplement Guide

2017 Choosing a Medigap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare

Download a poster (PDF) to print or send electronically promoting SB 42 (new Medigap plans).

SB42 and What it Means for Disabled Medicare Recipients Under Age 65

Senate Bill 42 (SB 42) requires insurance companies that offer Medigap (Medicare supplement insurance) policies to people 65 and older to also offer the same policies to anyone under the age of 65 who qualifies for Medicare due to a disability. Newly enrolled Medicare recipients under 65 have six months to purchase one of these plans, from the time benefits begin. Anyone with questions about Medigap plans should call DMAB/Delaware SHIP at 800-336-9500 for assistance.

View the full text of the Legislation (SB 42 of the 147th General Assembly), and more.
 

 

Medicare Part C & D


Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits:

Understanding Medicare Part C & D Enrollment Periods

2017 Standard Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

Ask DMAB how you can save $4,000 on the Cost of Your Prescription Drug Plan!

Medicare Advantage:

Delaware Medicare Toolkit

 

What’s New In Medicare:

2017 Medicare Amounts

Medicare & The Health Care Reform FAQ’s

 

More Information


Other Information:

10 Things You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

DHSS: Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance

Financial Assistance for Seniors & People with Medicare

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Long-Term Insurance Companies

Long-Term Care Insurance

Need a guest speaker for your next event?

The Road to Medicare: Planning Your Drive Toward 65


Links To Other Helpful Websites:

2017 Medicare & You English / PDF

Medicare y Usted 2017 Español / PDF

Delaware Services and Programs for the Aging Population

Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)

Administration for Community Living

Medicare.gov

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Social Security Administration

DMAB CALENDAR of Activities

How to Become a DMAB Volunteer Counselor


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