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Virginia Medicare Resources

Are you a Northern Virginia resident looking for information about Medicare? Take a look below for some free resources available to you at any time.

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The Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living

Office for Aging Services Website

1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Henrico, Virginia 23229
Phone: 804-662-9333 V/TTY
Toll Free: 800-552-3402 V/TTY

Formerly the The Virginia Division for the Aging, the Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living has a mission for helping aging Virginia residents live independently.

Resources Available

*VICAP counselors are not licensed to sell insurance.

Department of Medical Assistance Services

DMAS Website

600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-7933

Provides assistance for Virginia residents enrolled in health programs, including Medicare, who have limited income and resources and are seeking discounts. Contact DMAS if you have questions regarding eligibility.

Resources Available

Virginia Department of Social Services

Medical Assistance Programs at Virginia Dept. of Social Services

801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-726-7000 (Main Agency Line)

Partnering with 120 local departments of social services, along with faith-based and nonprofit organizations, the Virginia Department of Social Services works to provide healthcare resources for its residents statewide.

Resources Available*

  • Eligibility Requirements for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Eligibility Requirements for Special Low-income Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Eligibility Requirements for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Application Process for People About to be Released From Incarceration
  • Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP)
  • Possible Coverage if Your Income is Too High
  • Proof of Citizenship and Identity for Medicaid (1/2011)

*Site resources subject to change. See Medical Assistance page on the DSS site for latest updated information.

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

V4A Website

24 E. Cary St. Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-545-1644

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers through its partnerships. The nonprofit has been in existence since 1976 and is made up of 25 local areas on aging throughout the state.

Resources Available

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) vs. Medicare

Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045
Phone: 1-88USOPMRET (1-888-767-6738) or 202-606-0500

If you are a federal employee, you may have access to Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and have questions about healthcare. Check out these resources to learn more!

Introduction of Coordination of Care between FEHB and Medicare

Resources available in the FEHB and Medicare Resource above:

  • FEHB and Medicare Booklet
  • The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and Medicare FastFacts

Recent Virginia Medicare Posts

Transitioning Insurance After Retirement

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Retirement should be a time when you finally get to do the things you’ve always wanted to do with the people who mean the most to you. At Steinlage Insurance Agency, we don’t want worries about your healthcare coverage to keep you from enjoying this new chapter in life. That’s why we are dedicated to helping people transition their healthcare coverage after retirement. There are several options for maintaining healthcare insurance after retirement. If you retire before you are 65 years old—before you qualify for Medicare—you’ll need to bridge the gap so that you don’t go without coverage. Fortunately, there are several options, including COBRA, private insurance, your spouse’s insurance plan, and the public marketplace. If you are 65 or over, Medicare will cover a large portion of your medical expenses. However, there are a myriad of supplemental plans that you’ll need to navigate in order to make sure your…
Helping Clients Understand Medicare, Steinlage Insurance Agency

Open Enrollment vs. Annual Enrollment: What Does it Mean?

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It may seem lately that it’s impossible to turn on the television or listen to the radio without hearing something about Medicare open enrollment and annual enrollment. The worst part is that the terminology can be confusing. “Fall enrollment period,” “annual election period,” “annual enrollment,” “Medicare Advantage enrollment period,” “AEP,” and “OEP” are just a few of the terms that get tossed in the mix. There are two types of enrollment periods for Medicare: annual enrollment and open enrollment. Though they are sometimes called by different names, it all boils down to these two timeframes and what you can and cannot do during each. So what do they mean for you? Medicare Annual Enrollment (AEP) Annual enrollment, often referred to as AEP, takes place in fall, October 15 through December 7. This is the time when you can make changes to your Medicare plan to make it work better for…
Medicare Options, Steinlage Insurance Agency

What Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Is and How It Impacts Skilled Nursing Care Coverage

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There may come a time over the course of your health care journey when you will need to stay overnight in a hospital. This can happen for a wide variety of reasons. However, you and your family will need to consider how or whether this impacts your skilled nursing care coverage under Medicare. You or your family may receive a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), but if you have never received it, it can be hard to know what steps to take next. Read below about what this is and what questions you might have about the impact of this on your general care needs. What is Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)? A Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) is a document that provides you notice as to whether or not you are considered an inpatient during your hospital stay. This can be confusing to some because if the hospital does…