MIPPA Resources

Innovations in Benefits Outreach: National Contest to Identify Promising Practices in Benefits Outreach to Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults

Everyday in communities across the country, people contact aging and disability organizations seeking help with basic needs. Benefit programs assist millions of financially vulnerable persons with disabilities and older adults. Organizations that serve persons with disabilities and older adults play a key role in connecting individuals to benefits that could help them pay for medical care, prescription drugs, food, and heating for their homes. By providing outreach and assistance, disability and aging organizations help to raise awareness and increase enrollment into benefit programs.
 
Reaching potentially eligible individuals is a vital factor in increasing enrollment rates in benefit programs. The identification and sharing of promising practices can help strengthen our understanding of successful outreach strategies. To learn more, NASUAD's MIPPA (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act) initiative, in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), is hosting an Innovations in Benefits Outreach national contest to identify and disseminate promising practices in benefits outreach to persons with disabilities and older adults. Organizations are encouraged to think broadly about the many ways that they reach out to, engage, educate, and assist individuals in need of benefits assistance.
 
For the submission form in an alternate format, please contact Samantha Gardner at sgardner@nasuad.org. The deadline for submission entries is Friday, March 15, 2019.
 
Click here to submit an entry and share your practice with us!

Resources

These resources are intended to be used for education and outreach to raise awareness about the availability of Medicare benefits for low-income beneficiaries, namely the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) program.

Click here to view a summary of our resources for education and outreach and creative ways to publicize information for your consumers.
Click here to view the Medicare Low-Income Subsidies (MSPs and LIS/ExtraHelp) tip sheet.
Click here to view the Available Medicare Savings poster. 
Click here to view the Get Help With Your Medicare Costs poster.
Click here to view the Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI) poster.
Click here to view the Medicare Savings Program web banner.

For more information about these resources, please contact Samantha Gardner at sgardner@nasuad.org.

Resources listed above can also be viewed below:

The Medicare Low-Income Subsidies Tip Sheet

Available Medicare Savings Poster

Get Help With Your Medicare Costs Poster

Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI) Poster