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Inspector General Warns Public About SSA Impersonation Schemes

The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about ongoing Social Security Administration (SSA) impersonation schemes.  SSA and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have recently received several reports of suspicious phone calls claiming to be from SSA. In one case, an automated recording states the person’s Social Security […]

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Medicare Premium Billing Notice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW MEDICARE CARDS AND PAYING YOUR MEDICARE PREMIUMS A New Medicare Card with a New Number You may have heard that Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards starting in April 2018. You’ll get a new card in the mail with a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you. This […]

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May 2018 Fraud Prevention Fact by Missouri SMP

Distribution of the new Medicare cards with unique numbers is starting. However, we probably will not receive any replacement cards in Missouri for several months. Federal officials are being a bit vague about exactly when the cards are coming because of the potential for scammers staking out mailboxes and stealing the cards. Missouri is in […]

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Aging Into Medicare

Families, individuals on Medicare – and those about to “age in” to Medicare - and caregivers receive valuable information in Episode 27 of Quality Talk – “Coffee With CLAIM: Aging Into Medicare.” What are steps to take before turning 65 and after turning 65? What if the individual or spouse also receives employer-sponsored health insurance? What are […]

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New 2018 Missouri Poverty Report Available Now

New 2018 Missouri Poverty Report Available Now Missourians to End Poverty’s Report Highlights Poverty Factors Facing Nearly 827,000 Missourians (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) March 28, 2018 -- The Missourians to End Poverty coalition announces the release of its new 2018 Missouri Poverty Report. This 20-page report is a comprehensive snapshot of poverty statistics in Missouri, updated […]

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The Shoebox Project: Managing the Paperwork of Everyday Living

CLAIM's community partner, Shepherd's Center Central was highlighted on National Council on Aging (NCOA) webinar in February and highlighted on their website. Read the article below. Established in 1972, Shepherd’s Center Central in Kansas City, MO, offers a variety of programs for seniors that are primarily volunteer driven at three sites throughout the metropolitan area. The Medicare […]

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February 2018 Fraud Fact by Missouri SMP

It’s tax time, which of course brings out the scam artists. That means it’s time for a little primer from the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) to keep you from being a victim. Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to scammers. First of all, if you are going to file […]

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Missouri Rx Changes Effective July 1, 2017

Missouri Rx – Missouri’s State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program has been reauthorized by the state legislature for another 5 years until August, 28, 2022.  Missouri Rx works with a person’s stand alone Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan to pay 50% of a person’s costs at the pharmacy.  Eligibility benefits for MO Rx benefit has […]

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March is National Kidney Month

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Medicare Part B covers preventive screening tests that help detect diabetes and high blood pressure - 2 conditions that may lead to kidney damage. Visit Medicare.gov/coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html for more information. Medicare Part B also covers up to 6 sessions of kidney disease education services if […]

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Scammers masquerade as Health & Human Services' officials in new telephone scam targeting senior citizens.

A telephone scam in which crooks alter caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General’s Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) to get beneficiaries and members of the public to verify or share personal info which is used to victimize […]

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