The purpose of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program or SHIP is to provide Medicare beneficiaries with enrollment assistance, information, and counseling. SHIP counselors are volunteers who have undergone training and earned special certifications to help anyone with Medicare take full advantage of their benefits.
In North Carolina, the SHIP is called Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program or SHIIP. It is a state program that’s funded by the federal government and provides individuals with Medicare health insurance counseling at no cost. It also creates and distributes educational materials such as the Medicare Supplement Comparison Guide that can be very useful for Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, SHIIP holds free public events throughout North Carolina to assist Medicare beneficiaries in getting the most out of their benefits.
SHIIP was founded in 1986 by the Department of Insurance in direct response to the growing number of health insurance related concerns for more than one million Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina. This program provides Medicare beneficiaries with an objective information service and helps them navigate the complexities of the Medicare system.
Since its inception, it has served as a role model for other states and earned two national awards for its “innovative” and “exemplary” service. In 2016, SHIIP was able to save beneficiaries over $44.3 million dollars in North Carolina.
To contact SHIIP, you can call 855-408-1212, email ncshiip@ncdoigov, or visit www.ncshiip.com. Trained SHIIP counselors will be available in all of the 100 counties in North Carolina. In the event that your question or issue is too complex to handle over the phone or email, you can set up an in person appointment with a SHIIP counselor.
Contact The MAIR Agency
If you’d like more information on the SHIIP program and how it can help you make the most out of your Blue Medicare HMO by BCBSNC, you should contact The MAIR Agency today.
If you live in the state of North Carolina and you would like to drop your Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) completely you can do so during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This is from October 15th through December 7th. If this is something you desire to do as you replace Part D with other coverage contact the MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683 as they have agents that can assist you through the process.
Medicare is very difficult to comprehend. Comparing Part A & Part B to Medicare Advantage and understanding Medicare Supplements is quite confusing. Rather than getting confused and choosing the wrong plan, contact the MAIR Agency today as they can walk you through all options. They will also go above and beyond to explain the differences and similarities of all the plans for 2018, 2019 and beyond.
If you are looking to switch from one Medicare Drug Plan (Part D) to another Medicare Drug Plan (Part D) you can do so during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This is from October 15th through December 7th. There has been some confusion as to the Obamacare Open Enrollment and the Annual Enrollment Period. If this is confusing to you or you are simply looking to switch or change your Medicare Drug Plan, contact the MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683. They can assist you with all of your Medicare needs.
Understanding your options when it comes to Medicare Part D and other plans such as Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements can be very confusing. For this reason, we strongly suggest contacting the MAIR Agency today as their team can help you with any type of concerns you may have. If you have questions, they are there to help.
During certain times each year, North Carolina residents have the opportunity to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is from October 15th through December 7th. The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period is from January 1st through February 14th. If you need assistance joining a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan contact the MAIR Agency at 919-459-2683. They can explain all the times in which you can join including being newly eligible because you just turned 65.
There are many questions that are asked about joining a Medicare Prescription Drug plan. Some of these questions include turning 65. Here are a few conversations we have had:
- I am newly eligible for Medicare because I turned 65.
- I am newly eligible for Medicare because I have a disability (under 65).
- I am already eligible for Medicare because of a disability, and I turned 65.
- I do not have Medicare Part A coverage, and I enrolled in Medicare Part B during the Part B General Enrollment Period (January 1–March 31).
- I have Medicare Part A coverage, and I enrolled in Medicare Part B during the Part B General Enrollment Period (January 1–March 31).
- During certain times each year (yearly enrollment periods for Part C & Part D)
If this is confusing to you, contact the MAIR Agency today to get a rate quote. They have agents that can assist you with all your questions and concerns.
If you reside in the state of North Carolina and are looking to adjust your Medicare Advantage Plan you have an Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) in which to do so. This period is from October 15th through December 7th. Note that this is the time you can switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage. Contact the MAIR Agency today for assistance when it comes to switching these types of Medicare Advantage plans. You can contact them at 919-459-2683.
It can be very confusing when it comes to figuring out which Medicare plan is correct for your current situation. Is Part A & Part B the best choice? Should you consider Medicare Advantage? What about Medicare Supplements or Medigap? Allow the experienced agents at the MAIR Agency to help you decide which plan is correct for you. Contact them today to get a rate quote and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
If you live in the state of North Carolina and you want to switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage there is an Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) in which you can do this. This is from October 15th to December 7th. If you have the desire to change plans in 2017 or 2018, contact the MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683. They have a team of well qualified agents that can assist you in your switch.
Medicare Advantage (Part C) vs Medicare Parts A and B can be very confusing. It can be even more confusing if you add Medicare Supplements or Medigap. For this reason, it is best to call the MAIR Agency and speak with an agent today. They will help you through each step of the process when it comes to switching to a Medicare Advantage Plan that does offer drug coverage.
If you are looking to switch from one Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan to another Medicare Advantage plan there is an Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) from October 15th through December 7th. If you are looking to do this in 2017, 2018 or beyond contact the MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683. They can assist you with your switch and can explain the benefits of a different plan.
Medicare Advantage can be very confusing. In fact, a large number of North Carolina residents get confused with Part A & Part B vs Advantage. Add in the confusion of Medicare Supplements or Medigap and it can cause your head to spin. Even if you research online and through educational resources, it is still extremely difficult to comprehend. With this being the case, we strongly recommend contacting the MAIR Agency today.
If you live in the state of North Carolina and you want to change a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) back to an original Medicare plan there is an Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) that goes from October 15th until December 7th. If you are looking to change in 2017 or 2018 contact the MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683 as they can help discuss the ways in which changing to your original medicare plan can benefit you financially and with your healthcare providers.
It can be very confusing to understand the different of Medicare Part A & B vs Medicare Advantage. Add Medicare Supplements or Medigap to this and many senior’s heads are spinning. Allow the very educated agents at the MAIR Agency to explain the entire process. They will help you decipher which plan will work for you in 2017, 2018 and beyond.
If you live in the state of North Carolina and are considering changing from your original medicare to a medicare advantage plan there is an Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) which is from October 15th through December 7th. This is an opportunity for you to adjust your current medicare. If you need assistance with this, contact the MAIR Agency at 919-459-2683. They have agents that can help you through this entire process.
It can be quite difficult to understand options that are available when it comes to Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage, Part D and Medicare Supplements. If you are confused as to how and when you can submit an application for any form of medicare in the state of North Carolina, reach out to the MAIR Agency today.
If you are looking for a BCBSNC insurance agency that offers medicare supplement plans contact The MAIR Agency today at 919-459-2683. Their team of amazing agents can help you find the right plan and policy for you.
No matter where you live in the state of North Carolina, there is a BCBSNC medicare supplement plan for you. There are a number of different options available and it can sometimes get confusing. This is one of many reasons we strongly suggest calling an actual health insurance agency. Agents will work for you and you won’t have to sit on hold for hours trying to speak to a customer service representative. You will also find that the agents at The MAIR Agency are willing to go out of their way to make certain you get the exact policy you are looking for.
When it comes to BCBSNC medigap or medicare supplement plans in North Carolina you will find the following policies:
- Policy A – $77 – $218
- Policy B – $114 – $249
- Policy C – $135 – $283
- Policy D – $119 – $214
- Policy F – $127 – $238
- Policy F Highly Deductible – $26 – $80
- Policy G – $94 – $209
- Policy K – $46 – $97
- Policy L – $78 – $136
- Policy M – $104 – $157
- Policy N – $84 – $218
These prices can vary depending on your age. They will be different depending on the year. If you are researching with databases and spreadsheets from years past such as 2016 or 2017, you are going to find that the actual prices are different. Whether you are in Graham County or reside in Durham County there are options available for you. If you have any questions about BCBSNC medicare supplement plans in 2018, do not hesitate to comment below as we would love to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Remember the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2018 for Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage will begin on October 15th, 2017 and will conclude on December 7th, 2017. This does not apply to medicare supplement or Medigap plans in which here is no annual enrollment period. For a better explanation of this, call one of the agents at The MAIR Agency at 919-459-2683.