AAA Medicare Basics Classes & Counseling
Our Medicare Basics Classes are designed for anyone wanting to understand Medicare enrollment, plans, benefits, and costs. Our program provides up-to-date, objective information and guidance when comparing and enrolling in Prescription Drug plans (Medicare Part D), Advantage Plans, and information about Supplemental insurance plans (Medigaps). We also provide guidance in the appeal process and information about resources for financial help with Medicare costs.
Find the most up-to-date offering of classes and register through boco.org/AAALearns. Clients or representatives must create an account to register for available classes. Many classes are currently still virtual and offered through the Zoom platform.
Need more personal assistance understanding Medicare? Medicare Counselors provide objective information and assistance regarding Medicare benefits, HMOs, supplemental policies, rights, and appeals. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, give us a call or send us an email!
Phone: 303-441-1546 (English)
Phone: 303-678-6113 (en Español)
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Medicare Facts You Should Know
- The Affordable Care Act/Connect for Health Colorado Health Colorado is not for people with Medicare. If you have Medicare you will continue to receive the same health care benefits you have had in the past.
- The shingles vaccine is covered under Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan). If you are enrolled in a Part D plan either as an addition to Original Medicare A and B, or as part of a Medicare Advantage/Health plan (like an HMO, PPO or PFFS plan), you will need to call the customer service number on the back of your prescription drug card to find out what your co-payment for the vaccine will be.
- Medicare does not generally pay for long-term care, routine dental or eye care, dentures, cosmetic surgery, acupuncture, hearing aids and exams for fitting them, as well as routine foot care.
- Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services can help answer questions about Medicare premium and deductible help for beneficiaries who qualify. For more information call 303-441-1000.