The January 2019 Medicare/SMP Newsletter and Fraud Alert provides information on where you can get accurate Medicare information, expert help and information on current Medicare scams and how to avoid them.
* SHIP and SMP programs are federal/state programs that are currently housed under the PPACG/Area Agency on Aging.
These are federally mandated programs that are funded by the Division of Insurance for CO and by CMS directly. The SHIP program exists so that Medicare beneficiaries have access to free and unbiased information and assistance regarding their Medicare benefits and ANY other options/related insurances or issues.
The SMP program is a program designed to provide education and assistance to beneficiaries regarding any and all forms of Medicare or related fraud. The government has recovered billions of dollars from providers and scammers specifically related Medicare fraud. The SMP program helps beneficiaries Detect, Report and Prevent Medicare fraud.