ELDERinfo provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare. You can call ELDERinfo at 1-800-336-9500 or (302) 674-7364 to set up a free counseling session with a trained volunteer at a convenient site near you. Our goal is to empower people with Medicare to better understand their options and enable them to make the best health insurance decision for themselves.
ELDERinfo provides counseling and assistance on questions and problems related to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, long-term care insurance and other types of health insurance. There is no charge for the service.
Counselors with ELDERinfo are volunteers who have completed extensive training on health insurance. Counselors provide one-on-one assistance in an objective and confidential manner. To become an ELDERinfo volunteer and help other Medicare beneficiaries understand their health insurance options, please call 1-800-336-9500 or (302) 674-7364.
ELDERinfo is Delaware's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and is funded in part by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
What's New In Medicare:
SB42 and What it Means for Disabled Medicare Recipients Under Age 65
A new law, Senate Bill 42 (SB 42), which was passed by the Delaware legislature in 2013, became effective January 1, 2014. SB 42 requires insurance companies that offer Medigap (Medicare supplemental insurance) policies to people 65 and older to also offer the same policies to anyone under the age of 65 who qualifies for Medicare due to a disability.
Limited enrollment period: Existing Medicare beneficiaries, prior to 2014, under age 65 only have until June 30, 2014 to purchase a Medigap plan under this law. Newly enrolled Medicare recipients under 65 have six months to purchase one of these plans, from the time benefits begin. Anyone with questions about Medigap plans should call ELDERinfo/Delaware SHIP at 1-800-336-9500 for assistance.
★ ★ ★ See links below, under “Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)” ★ ★ ★
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits:
Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap):
ELDERinfo volunteers help fellow senior citizens in their community with questions regarding Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare claims processing, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare prescription drug plans. Volunteers should:
Delaware SHIP Volunteer Program - brochure outlines the Delaware SHIP Program and Volunteer Job Descriptions. Also includes the Volunteer Application and Agreement.
Call ELDERinfo at 1-800-336-9500 or 302-674-7364 to obtain an ELDERinfo Volunteer application. Or you may download and complete the Volunteer Application and turn it in to the ELDERinfo Office.