The 2018 Connecticut State budget has drastically cut income eligibility levels for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP).
Please ask your representatives to consider alternatives to these drastic cuts which will leave Medicare beneficiaries in a precarious economic situation that will lead to increased illness, hospitalization and nursing facility care- all costly options for our State!
Everyone on Medicare will be issued a new MBI (Medicare Beneficiary Identifier – aka Medicare number). The MBI card will arrive by mail for Connecticut residents beginning sometime after June 2018. You must make sure that your address on file with Medicare is your current address. You can confirm your address when you login at – SSA.gov/my account or by calling 800-772-1213 TTY 800-325-0778
The new MBI cards will be mailed on a random rollout to individuals throughout the year and the entire process is expected to be completed by April 2019.
When your new card arrives, you should use it immediately and destroy your old card.
Scammers have already begun attempting to obtain individuals personal information with the new card initiative. You will not be contacted by telephone from Social Security or any other trustworthy agency regarding the new cards.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new cards, please contact an Informational Specialist at SWCAA at 800-994-9422.
This website is designed to give you comprehensive information about the services and the programs available for older adults in Fairfield County. Services available in your home, insurance and Medicare information, access to applications for assistance are all available through this easy to navigate site.
For our CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) partners, the website provides up-to-date information about regulations and requirements for the CHCPE. New and returning grantees can learn more about the funding criteria and the Agency’s funding priorities by clicking on Grants.
So whether you are a senior, caregiver or professional in the field of aging, The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging is here to help you meet the challenges of aging!