2 Peachtree Street, NW, 33rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
1-866-55AGING (option 4)
(1-866-552-4464)
GeorgiaCares

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.

  • GeorgiaCares counseling services are free.
  • GeorgiaCares provides non-biased opinions.
  • GeorgiaCares is not affiliated with any insurance company.
  • GeorgiaCares does not sell or solicit any type of insurance.
  • GeorgiaCares counselors can help people with Medicare:
      • Understand you understand health plan choices
      • Enroll in a Medicare plan that meets your needs
      • Review Medicare Summary Notice(s)
      • Review Explanation of Benefits
      • Sort through medical bills and assist in filing Medicare claims and appeals
      • Help you apply for financial assistance programs to reduce Medicare out-of-pocket expenses

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).

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Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is January 1 through February 14 of every year. During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare private health plan (Part C/Medicare Advantage plan). Click here for more information on MADP.
 
Medicare General Enrollment Period
If you didn't sign up for Part A and/or Part B when you were first eligible, and you aren’t eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, you can sign up for Medicare during the General Enrollment Period between January 1 - March 31 each year. Click here for more information.
 
How You Can Help

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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. Learn how you can help by clicking here.