ServiceLink Resource Centers have trained Medicare specialists and Medicare Learning Centers
Turning 65? Follow Your Path to Medicare!
Medicare and the Marketplace FAQs
Do you want to learn about the Medicare program?
Medicare Learning Centers are located at the ServiceLink Resource Centers in every County of the State of New Hampshire.
- What do Medicare Learning Centers provide?
- Free and confidential health insurance counseling with a certified Medicare specialist or volunteer
- Assistance in applying for cost savings programs to reduce your Medicare expenses.
- Assistance in applying for the most cost effective Medicare Prescription Drug plan based on your individual prescription needs.
- Help in analyzing other Medicare programs such as Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans.
- A computer is available with Internet access so you can do your own research on Medicare and other web sites pertaining to senior-related and caregiver issues.
- A lending library of Medicare publications and other reading materials.
- An opportunity to help others by becoming a Volunteer Medicare Specialist with ServiceLink in your community.
NEW TO MEDICARE WORKSHOPS
Medicare workshop once a month at the Community Action Program conference room. Registration is required due to space limitations. To register call 228-6625. Dates for workshops are as follows: TBD Time of workshop is 2-4pm.
Merrimack ServiceLink also conducts monthly satellite visits. See the 2013 satellite schedule.
2013 NH Guide to Medicare Supplement
Talking About Medicare: Your Guide to Understanding the Program, 2012
The Additional Resources section of this guide provides a state-by-state list of key agencies that can answer specific questions about Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental health insurance, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and long-term care. We hope this guide will be a useful tool for you.
Do you have questions about Medicare?
If you would like to contact the Medicare Specialist in your area, click on the county name below
and you will be able to send an email to them.
"Good News about Medicare" flyer and poster
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) occurs every year from January 1 to February 14. During this time, you can switch from your Medicare private health plan, also known as a Medicare Advantage plan, to Original Medicare.
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you will be able to switch to Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone prescription drug plan. Changes made during this period will become effective the first of the following month. For example, if you switched from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare and a stand-alone prescription drug plan in February, your new coverage would begin March 1.
If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, and have a separate, stand-alone drug plan, you must keep your stand-alone prescription drug plan when you switch to Original Medicare during the MADP.
If you disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan, federal law does not usually give you the right to buy a Medigap plan. Medigap plans are supplemental polices that help pay for Original Medicare's deductibles and coinsurances. You can check with your Medicare Coordinator at ServiceLink to find out more about the Medigap plans sold in New Hampshire.