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Field Lessons: An Interview with Wanda Brown

This interview with retiring Nevada SHIP Director Wanda Brown offers insights on the importance of creating well-coordinated partnerships, the integral role volunteers play in state outreach efforts, and how changes in the low-income Medicare beneficiary population has impacted program outreach efforts.
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Learn the Basics in our Benefits 101 Series

Our Benefits 101 slides and webinar series provides an introduction to the core benefits available to help low-income Medicare beneficiaries pay for health care, prescriptions, food, and utilities.
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NCOA Network of Benefits Enrollment Centers Expands to 43 States

Twenty-five new organizations have joined the NCOA’s national network of Benefits Enrollment Centers, providing personalized assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries to access programs that help pay for health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more.
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Southern Regional Benefits Conference

In May 2018, the Center for Benefits held a regional conference to highlight benefits access in the southern U.S. Find conference resources and presentations here.
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Medicare Savings Programs: A Profile of State Options

States have exercised varying flexibility in changing their income and asset guidelines for the Medicare Savings Programs. Discover which states have increased income thresholds, and which have eliminated the MSP asset test.
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