Medicare

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The Medicare program is fraught with complicated decisions. Uninformed choices can lead to costly results, affecting seniors' health coverage for the rest of their lives. VAS helps seniors understand the Medicare program, enabling them to make informed decisions about their benefits and options.

Individuals with Medicare and Their Caregivers

Medicare counselors are trained through the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and are available to speak with individuals about all aspects of the Medicare system, including eligibility, options, interactions with employer or retiree coverage, and even individual complications. For information or assistance, call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-234-7119, or schedule an individual counseling session.

Professionals Working with Medicare Beneficiaries

VAS is committed to helping professionals who work with Medicare beneficiaries, such as social workers, case workers, medical providers, and pharmacists. Medicare counselors are available to speak with professionals or their clients regarding Medicare. For information or assistance, call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-234-7119, or schedule an appointment or presentation.

Employers

Our Medicare counselors help employers by helping their employees to better understand the Medicare system, alleviating confusion about health insurance needs at retirement. VAS offers a seminar specifically for employees nearing retirement to help them understand their Medicare options.

VAS is the regional SHIIP office, servicing Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Visit SHIIP for more information.