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 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) for Georgia.
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 ten (10) 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).
Are you interested in helping seniors and individuals with a disability but feel like you don’t have enough time? GeorgiaCares has multiple volunteer opportunities to fit your busy schedule. You can make a difference for people with Medicare. Learn more about how you can help here.
Medicare fraud results in higher healthcare costs for everyone. If you suspect errors, fraud or abuse, report it immediately by calling GeorgiaCares. You will protect other people from becoming victims and help to save your Medicare benefits. Learn more about preventing fraud here.
January 2017 - (Archive)
Jan. 1 - Feb. 14
During the MADP, you can switch back to Original Medicare if you have a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan.
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31
If you did not sign up for part A and/or part B when you were first eligible, you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period.
Medicare Rates for 2017
Premium and Deductible Rates
Prescription Drug Cost Share
2017 Medicare & You Handbook
The new Medicare & You Handbook is now available.