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Center for Benefits Access

Assisting professionals with benefits outreach & enrollment for low-income Medicare beneficiaries

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We help organizations enroll seniors and younger adults with disabilities with limited means into the benefits programs for which they are eligible so that they can remain healthy and improve the quality of their lives.


Medicare Open Enrollment 2016: Tools for Counselors

Medicare Open Enrollment runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Access our fact sheets, guides, checklists and more to help your clients choose coverage.

Find Recent Center for Benefits Webinars

Download presentations and access recording from recent webinars from NCOA’s Center for Benefits Access.

Apply to become a Benefits Enrollment Center

NCOA’s Center for Benefits Access has released a new Request for Proposals inviting organizations to become Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs). BECs help low-income people with Medicare apply for and enroll in a set of core benefits. Up to 8 grants of $100,000 each will be awarded in 2016.

Upcoming Events

Digital Communications: Using Social Media to Inform and Empower Older Adults and Their Caregivers

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar – Eastern Time

Discover how social media can expand your outreach to older adults and the senior care network.

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Medicare in 2016: Helping Your Clients with Open Enrollment

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar – Eastern Time

Join us for this November webinar as we discuss what changes your clients can expect coming to Medicare in 2016.

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