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Insurance and Benefits
AARP Provides information on long term care insurance coverage. 
Benefits 101 for Disabilities brings together rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use. These programs may be administered by the state, the federal government, or private organizations; here, we discuss them under one roof, in plain language. (Generally deals with California residents, but good info regardless). 
BenefitsCheckUp The nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.  BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 1,550 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare and Medicaid Website
Colorado Division of Labor and Employment Provides information on unemployment insurance. 
Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) Provider Directory The CICP provides discounted health care services to low income individuals at participating providers. CICP is not a health insurance program. The CICP is funded with federal and state dollars to partially compensate participating providers who provide health care to the uninsured and underinsured at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Cobra Insurance Provides information on Cobra. 
Consumer Reports Health Information on how to compare your bills and statements from hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies. 
Cover Colorado Insurance provider applications and information. 
Healthcare Blue Book The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. If you pay for your own healthcare, have a high deductible or need a service your insurance does not fully cover, we can help. The Blue Book will help you find fair prices for surgery, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical tests and much more. 
Kaiser Family Foundation Information on health coverage, long-term care, managed care, Medicare and Medicaid information. 
Medicaid Asset Protection Plan Provides guidance in protecting and claiming Medicaid benefits. 
Medicaid Citizen Documentation July 2 2007 final rule on citizenship for Medicaid eligibility for states and program applicants expands the types of documentation that can be used to establish citizenship and formally exempts certain groups from the requirements. 
Medicaid Estate Recovery Frequently asked questions. 
Medicaid Physician Directory Search Engine to locate physicians accepting Medicaid.
Medicaid Programs in Colorado The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado's low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. 
Medicare Main website for Medicare services. 
Medicare and You Latest information about Medicare benefits. 
Medicare Drug Coverage “Doughnut Hole” Calculator If you have Medicare Part D, you may be at risk of falling into the coverage gap, or "doughnut hole." Follow this four-step tool and save money!
Medicare Equipment Suppliers Search engine to find suppliers of equipment and work with Medicare. 
Medicare Homebound Information Article written about David Jayne, who battles with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and has become the leading advocate and spokesperson for exposing and changing this outdated policy that imprisons thousands in their own homes. 
Medicare Rights Center This is an independent source of health care information and assistance for older and disabled Americans, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. Medicare Interactive (MI) is the one-stop source for information about health care rights, options and benefits and it is designed to help people find answers to all their Medicare questions. The website also has a list of phone numbers for each state's "State Health Insurance Assistance Program." 
Out of Consumers share what they paid for healthcare services so that you can negotiate a fair price when paying out of pocket.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance This program works with America's pharmaceutical companies to make medications available for people who cannot afford them. Meds are either free or at a discounted rate based on the manufacturer. 
Patient Advocate Foundation Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases.
Rx Assist Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.
Together Rx Access Prescription drug card created as a public service by some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to provide savings on prescriptions to eligible residents of the US. Saving range from 25% to 40%. 

Last Updated: August 1, 2013