Benefits Navigation Center:
Tools for Navigating the Healthcare and Benefits Systems
Benefits and Healthcare Navigation Center: Tools for Navigating the Healthcare and Benefits Systems. This is a tool to help you navigate the benefits and health care system. These resources will enable you to take charge of your benefits and healthcare information. Click on the links below to find out more.
This document entitled -"The Road to Medicare: Planning Your Drive Toward 65" (PDF) provides an overview of Medicare and enrollment information.
Official Medicare Web Site
Medicare’s main site where you can learn more about Medicare and enroll in benefits.
Compare Medication Plans
The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder is a tool where you can enter your medications and get cost comparison of plans based on that information.
Compare Medicare Health Plans and Medigap Policies
Medicare Options Compare is a tool you can use to find and compare Medicare Advantage/Health Plans and find and compare Medigap policies.
Manage Your Medicare Benefits
Mymedicare.gov is a website for managing your Medicare benefits and check the status of claims.
Medicare Interactive is a free resource of the Medicare Rights Center and provides Medicare-related guidance on topics such as eligibility and enrollment, coverage, rights and protections, health plan options, prescription drugs, and programs for people with lower income.
Medicare Caregiver Information
Caregiver Support Resources is part of the Medicare website that provides resources and information for caregivers.
Extra Benefits Or Programs
The document entitled, "Eligibility Information for Medicaid - Medicare Savings Programs" (PDF) provides income eligibility information for the Medicaid - Medicare Savings Programs.
Social Security Benefits
On the Social Security Administration's website you can learn about your social security benefits and apply for benefits including the extra help benefit for Medicare Part D.
Georgia COMPASS is the Common Point of Access To Social Services in Georgia. This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Georgia to find out if they might be able to get: assistance with paying Medicare Part B premium and co-insurance, Medicaid benefits, help with buying food, low or no-cost health care, home energy assistance, cash assistance, and more.
Older Americans with Limited Income
The Benefits CheckUp Web site was developed and is maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), Benefits CheckUp is a Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Benefits CheckUp includes information on benefits programs such as: Prescription drugs, Nutrition (including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP)/Food Stamps), Energy assistance, and much more. The links below are videos about Benefits CheckUp.
Don't have Prescription Drug Coverage?
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need by connecting them to different medication aid programs.
Can't Afford Healthcare Costs?
Needy Meds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs.
Patient Assistance Programs
Rx Assist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.
Long Term Care Planning
Long Term Care Overview
Long Term Care provides an overview of long term care
Planning for Long Term Care
Medicare’s Long Term Care Planning Tool helps you understand: What long-term care services are available, how much you can expect to pay for long-term care, and what financing options are available to support your long-term care costs.
Planning for Retirement
Mapping Your Future provides information on planning for retirement on 5 main topic areas: Health, Housing, Work and Leisure, Finances, and Relationships
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Planning for Long Term Care
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Web site was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.
U.S. Health and Human Services
Health Finder is the U.S. Health and Human Services web site with general health information, information on health conditions and the site includes health calculators such as body mass index, target heart rate and more.
Research Health Topics and Symptoms
WebMD is A health information Web site where you can find out about various health topics as well as search by symptoms to learn what health conditions you should be checked for. WebMD also includes a community blog session.
The National Institute on Health Senior Health Web site containing information for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health. This website contains a wide range of information on many health topics including: Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Balance Problems, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes, Exercise for Older Adults, Hearing Loss, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Taking Medicines, and many more.
The Healthy Aging Program (HAP) serves as the focal point for older adult health at CDC, and establishes programs, develops innovative tools, and provides a comprehensive approach to helping older adults live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives.