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Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Aging Services - APPRISE ProgramProvides older adults with information and assistance in understanding their health insurance options; property tax and rent rebate; PACEIndianaAPRISE ProgramAging Services, Inc.
Allegheny Health Network - Jefferson Hospital - Senior Services - Apprise Medical Insurance ProgramOpen enrollment for healthcare in Oct. Has Info and referrals for local community, in home care for non-medical services, signup site for access transportation and port authority bus pass for disabled/elderly. Also provides Driving courseAlleghenyJefferson HospitalAllegheny Health Network
APPRISEAssistance with understanding Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and benefits, comparison and selection of Medicare supplemental Insurance Plans, Medicare managed Care Programs, Medicare prescription (Part D), long-term care insurance policies & other health insurance and public benefit programs. Claim filing and other related paperwork assistance, advocacy, and referral to other appropriate federal & state agencies are also available. DauphinDauphin County Area Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
APPRISEAssistance with understanding Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and benefits, comparison and selection of Medicare supplemental Insurance Plans, Medicare managed Care Programs, Medicare prescription (Part D), long-term care insurance policies & other health insurance and public benefit programs. Claim filing and other related paperwork assistance, advocacy, and referral to other appropriate federal & state agencies are also available. DauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Services Center Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Challenges, Options in Aging - Apprise ServicesGuides through Medicare health insurance, prescription coverage and long-term care insurance options. The aim is to assist in making informed decisions regarding health coverage. Learn about eligibility for other available benefits, get assistance with Medicare claim and billing questions and help completing necessary paperwork.LawrenceChallenges, Options in AgingChallenges, Options in Aging
Consumer Health CoalitionConsumer Health Coalition has licensed Marketplace Navigators who can provide unbiased enrollment assistance at no cost and guide consumers through the process of evaluating and enrolling in health plans through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and CHIP. We also have a Health Committee for People with Disabilities that works on self and systemic advocacy. Our advocacy work also includes additional task forces, letters to the editor, legislative visits, and more.AlleghenyConsumer Health CoalitionConsumer Health Coalition
Experience, Inc. - APPRISEAPPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries. APPRISE will help Pennsylvanians with Medicare understand their health insurance options and help them make sound decisions about what is best for them. Aside from Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, the APPRISE program will screen for eligibility for all other programsWarrenExperience, Inc.Experience, Inc.
Fayette County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ProgramAssists older adults in understanding their Medicare health insurance options.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
HealthChoices - Erie CountyThe HealthChoices Program has three goals that guide the Department of Human Services in its implementation efforts. These goals are to improve access to health care services for Medical Assistance recipients; to improve the quality of health care available to Medical Assistance recipients; and to stabilize Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance spending.ErieHealthChoices - Erie CountyHealthChoices - Erie County
HealthFinder Locates health information.HealthFinder HealthFinder
Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - AppriseHelps individuals age 60 and older with all types of health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private policies such as Long Term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 VeteransFamily Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program include:
  • Monthly stipend,
  • Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care),
  • Access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan),
  • Mental health services and counseling,
  • Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals,
  • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year).
United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
UPMC Altoona Health Insurance Information/CounselingOffer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.BlairUPMC Altoona Resource CoordinationUPMC Altoona
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ServicesFree health insurance counseling to assist those who are medicare eligible to better understand health insurance and options.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APRISE ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging

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