GeorgiaCares is a public-private partnership, administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS). GeorgiaCares is a volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans. GeorgiaCares is the official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).
GeorgiaCares helps people with Medicare understand their benefits, make informed decisions about health care options and provide ways to protect themselves from Medicare fraud, error and abuse.
Local assistance is available for health insurance related issues including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug assistance programs, financial assistance programs, long-term care insurance and healthcare error, fraud and abuse. The GeorgiaCares program is statewide. Services are provided through the eleven (11) Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) in the Atlanta metro area. For information on one-on-one counseling sessions or community education events in your area, call 1-866-552-4464 (Option 4).
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th - December 7th of each year. Call 1-866-552-4464 (Option 4) to ask questions about Medicare and receive your free health and drug plan comparison.
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