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This site has been designed to help answer questions about getting older. To learn how to make the best use of these resources, please watch the video to the left.

SeniorSource is a partnership with:
  • 9NEWS
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments

Medicare Part D

11/3/2014 11:00:22 AM

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment occurs from October 15 - December 7, 2014.

People need to reconsider their Medicare options for 2015 and they have options. Callers to the number listed below can receive free and impartial counseling on their Medicare options for 2015. Consumers can call the Colorado SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program) at 1-888-696-7213 or can call 1-800-Medicare for assistance in understanding their options. Consumers can compare options at www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

FAQ regarding Medicare 

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
Under a new law, more Medicare beneficiaries could qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs because some things no longer count as income and resources. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth an average of $4,000 per year.

The CMS Prevention section is an information resource to help support the delivery and promotion of Medicare preventive benefits.

Medicare covers a broad range of services to prevent disease, detect disease, detect disease early when it is most treatable and curable, and manage disease so that complications can be avoided. 

The Affordable Care Act
In 2010 the Affordable Care Act was passed and signed into law. It is focused on changing the health care system for all Americans, with the goal of making care available when we need it.

The law:

  1. Protects Consumers from being denied insurance coverage when they need it most;
  2. Ensures that all Americans will have greater access to affordable health care; and
  3. Strengthens Medicare for today's seniors and for future beneficiaries 


You are eligible for Medicare if you are 65 or older and you or your spouse have a work history of ten years paying into the Medicare system. If you have limited income and resources, there is help available to cut your costs even more. Also, the law will not reduce or take away your existing Medicare-covered benefits. In fact, the law extends additional services to Medicare beneficiaries. 

A brief overview of the law and its benefits for seniors. 

If you have Medicare, you are eligible for a number of cost-free preventive services. 

The health care law cracks down on waste, fraud, and abuse while providing new protections for seniors. 

Eligible seniors who are in the coverage gap known as the "donut hole" automatically receive a discount on prescription drugs in 2011 and beyond.