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Anchorage location:
400 Gambell Street, Suite 303
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Alaskans helping Alaskans get more out of their Medicare

We provide one–on–one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
We also teach how to spot and report Medicare errors, waste and fraud.

 

Questions?

Contact us in Anchorage:
907-269-3680
Toll–free within Alaska:
800-478-6065
TTY: 800-770-8973 hss.medicare@alaska.gov
Need to Contact
Social Security?

Call 1-800-772-1213
Mon-Fri 7a.m.-7p.m.
all time zones.



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Updated:11/8/17



About us

We are funded through two programs: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

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SHIP funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. This allows people to better understand and utilize their Medicare benefits.

SMP funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

    In the news

    10/6/17 The annual sign-up window for Medicare Part D is running Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Plans change and people’s needs change, so it’s a good idea to review plan options each year. To get more information, visit www.medicare.gov/part-D/ and click the button at left “Find health & drug plans”, or click here for a chart of Alaska plans. For help, call your fabulous local Medicare counselors:

        ● Anchorage, 770-2070
        ● Fairbanks, 479-7940
        ● Haines, 766-3297
        ● Juneau, 523-4431
        ● Kenai/Soldotna, 262-6333
        ● Mat-Su, 373-3632

    From anywhere else in Alaska, call 907-269-3680 or 800-478-6065 (toll-free from Alaska phone numbers). TTY: 800-770-8973

    SCAM ADVISORY: Pink postcards and telephone calls for a "free" back brace have been reported.

    Heads up, Alaskans! If you suspect fraud, contact Alaska's SMP (health fraud prevention) program in Alaska's Medicare Information Office, medicare.alaska.gov, 907-269-3680 in Anchorage or 800-478-6065 toll–free within Alaska.
    Scam prevention info from the NY SMP HERE.

    For more info on other scams and fraud alerts go to: >>Medicare Fraud and Scam Updates<<

    9/29/17 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries between April 2018 and April 2019 that no longer show Social Security numbers. Click here for more information.

    9/29/17 CMS has released a video urging beneficiaries to Guard Your Card (YouTube Video) and protect your identity from con artists trying to get your Medicare number to commit fraud. Visit www.medicare.gov/fraud for additional information.

    !! Diabetics: If you get your supplies home delivered, read this!

     



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