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Senior Publications

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides the following publications to consumers at no cost. Publications may be provided in quantity to organizations for distribution to their members.

Please call 303-894-2946 to place an order or send an email to dora_ins_seniorhealthstaff@state.co.us.  You may also click the links below to view or print the publications listed.

Your Medicare Matters. Protect It! (Printable publication) pdf file - Updated February 2009
A protective "Toolkit" with a list of questions you should ask before signing up for a Medicare Advantage Plan to make sure you know what you're getting. Includes information on the Medicare Advantage Plan options to the Original Medicare Plan, sales marketing potholes to avoid, and tips to help you be a savvy consumer.

Medicare Part D Colorado Options 2014 pdf file   - Updated October 2013
Medicare Part D plans are offered by private insurance companies and include plans with coverage for prescription drugs only and Medicare  Health Plans that include both health coverage and prescription drug coverage. This publication gives information explaining Medicare Part D with a list of the stand-alone prescription drug plans and the Medicare Health Plans that include drug coverage.

Medicare Plan Finder Worksheet_2012 pdf file - You can use this worksheet to collect all the personal information you need to find a Medicare health and/or drug plan that meets your needs.  Once you complete this worksheet, you can talk with a SHIP counselor by calling 1-888-696-7213, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or visit the www.medicare.gov website.

Long Term Care Planning: Colorado Options pdf file   - Updated August 2009
Discussion of who should buy this coverage, how policies are structured, and the standardized Colorado products.

Help for Medicare Beneficiaries with Lower Incomes pdf file - Updated March 2014
Information on help with premiums, copayments, and other costs.

Medicare Supplement Insurance: Medigap Options for Colorado Consumers pdf file   - Updated August 2014

For additional publications, please check out the Federal Government Medicare website.

Publications have been produced by the Colorado Division of Insurance with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through grants from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal Medicare agency or from the federal Administration on Aging (AoA).

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