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MIPPA Resource Center for Professionals

The MIPPA Resource Center, supported by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, offers tools and training to help counselors find and enroll low-income people with Medicare into benefits that save money on health care, prescriptions, food, and more.
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You're passionate about serving older adults. We're passionate about giving you the latest knowledge to do your job even better. NCOA Connect is where aging professionals can access educational content at your convenience. Access live and on-demand webinars, conferences, and events sponsored by NCOA and our partners.

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NCOA is awarding grants between $25,000-$250,000 to create Benefits Enrollment Centers to help low-income Medicare beneficiaries enroll in benefits.

Sep 6, 2023

Grant Opportunity: Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC)

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Our toolkit can help Title VI programs talk with Tribal elders about Medicare and cost savings.

Aug 8, 2023

Tribal Outreach Toolkit for Title VI MIPPA Grantees

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Jun 27, 2023

Extra Help (LIS) & Medicare Savings Programs (MSP): Mapping Those Potentially Eligible

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Learn how to help people who missed Medicare enrollment due to an emergency, incarceration, or misinformation. Our Q&A gives you guidance on what to do in a variety of circumstances.

Jun 5, 2023

Exceptional Circumstances for Medicare Special Enrollment Periods: What You Need to Know

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May 26, 2023

Sample MIPPA Outreach Materials

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These creative strategies help MIPPA grantees to connect and serve the over 4 million Medicare beneficiaries who have a non-English language preference.

Mar 13, 2023

How to Connect to Medicare Beneficiaries Who Have a Non-English Language Preference

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Feb 24, 2023

How to Help Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians Find Medicare Savings

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This snapshot of American Indian/Alaska Natives gives key facts about age, geographic location, health disparities, and more.

Jan 10, 2023

American Indians and Alaska Natives: Key Demographics and Characteristics

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Find guidance on the No Wrong Door initiative giving states and communities a roadmap for developing a one-stop access point for long-term services and supports and benefits in issue brief from ADvancing States.

Dec 2, 2022

No Wrong Door: A Guide for Community Organizations

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Be ready when the next notice of funding opportunity comes out. These tips from a seasoned contracted external reviewer will help ensure your success.

Dec 1, 2022

Top Five Ways to Prepare for a Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Learn tips on how to create a compelling and successful budget justification presentation for grant proposals and the pitfalls to avoid. 

Nov 30, 2022

Tips for Developing a Compelling Budget Justification Presentation for a Grant Proposal

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My Care, My Choice is an online decision support tool available in California, Michigan, and Ohio, that can help with understanding Medicare and Medicaid coverage options.

Nov 14, 2022

Online Decision Tool Helps People with Both Medicare and Medicaid Understand Care Options

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The Nebraska SHIP shows how partnering with local colleges and cooperative extensions helps bring Medicare benefits outreach and education to rural residents.

Sep 9, 2022

Better Medicare Benefits Outreach in Rural Areas

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Give NCOA permission to upload your program data uploaded to the National CDSME or Falls Prevention Database.

Jun 1, 2022

Navigating the Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Appeals Process

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Mar 28, 2022

A Conversation About MIPPA Past, Present, and Future

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Give NCOA permission to upload your program data uploaded to the National CDSME or Falls Prevention Database.

Feb 23, 2022

How to Successfully Write Competitive Grants as a Community-Based Organization

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Jan 20, 2022

Counting Income & Resources for Extra Help

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Our integrated care toolkit breaks down Medicare and Medicaid coverage options in an easy-to-understand format for counselors and consumers.

Jan 13, 2022

Integrated Care for People with Medicare and Medicaid

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Jan 4, 2022

From Billboards to Gas Pumps: Conducting Benefits Outreach in Highly Trafficked Areas

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Jul 28, 2021

Mapping Low-Income Older Adults by Race, Language, and Technology Access

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Jul 1, 2021

Grant Opportunity for Benefits Enrollment Centers

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Get practical tips to partner with local libraries for MIPPA and Medicare benefits outreach.

Jun 28, 2021

How to Partner with Libraries for MIPPA Outreach

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Feb 24, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Revising Your Value Proposition During COVID-19

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Oct 27, 2020

Redeeming, Redetermination, and Reassignments in Extra Help

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Aug 7, 2019

Outreach to Underserved Communities: BEC Best Practices

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A senior Asian couple is looking over a financial document with their benefits enrollment advisor.

Jun 13, 2018

Promising Practices of Benefits Enrollment Centers

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Jul 5, 2017

Connecting Four Unique Populations to Benefits Information

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