Help During COVID-19


Our Medicare counseling is currently being conducted by phone.  Please call VAS at 402.444.6617 to schedule an appointment.

(How Medicare covers COVID-19)

Once you have signed up for a VAS Medicare phone counseling session,  please follow the directions below so you can make the most of your time with our certified SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselor.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please call VAS at 402.444.6617 as soon as possible.

Your counselor will call you at your appointment time.  There may be up to a 30 minute delay if your counselor is completing a phone session with a previous client.  Please be patient.

Before your phone session starts please:

  • Be at your computer with this page open.  Your counselor will be using the documents below to help explain Medicare and your options
  • Have your Medicare card with you (if you have one)
  • Have current, detailed information about your medications including full name, dosage and frequency,

Please review the following documents below before your phone session:

Documents 1, 2,  and 3.

Medicare Counseling Information Documents

1 – Medicare Basics

2 – Medicare Part A and B Costs

2a – Medicare Part A and B Costs (including Part B and Part D IRMAA)

3 – Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap Supplement

Medigap / Supplement Counseling Information Documents

4 – Medicare Supplement Fact Sheet

5 – Medigap Contact Information and Understanding Medigap Supplement Quotes

5a – Nebraska Medigap Monthly Premium Ranges by Company

Medicare Presentations

6 – New-to-Medicare Presentation

6a – New-to-Medicare Presentation Slides

Advantage Plan Counseling Information Documents

7 – Medicare Advantage Fact Sheet

8 – 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Guide – Eastern Nebraska

8a – 2021 Medicare Advantage Plan Guide – Eastern Nebraska

Additional Counseling Information Documents

9 – Medicare Options Chart

10 – Medicare and Employer Coverage

11 – Assistance Program Income and Asset Guidelines

11a – Financial Assistance Programs Brochure

12 – Spousal Impoverishment

13 – Dental Insurance

14 – Dental Insurance Companies in Nebraska

15 – Vision Insurance

16 – VAS ‘Medicare Made Easy’ Self-Study Guide

17 – Medicare Open Enrollment Flyer

18 – Medicare Enrollment Periods Chart IEP and SEP

19 – Federal Health Insurance

20 – Coordination of Benefits

Medicare Forms

A – Application to Enroll in Medicare Part B

B – Request for Employment Information

C – IRMAA Life Changing Event Form

D – Applying for LIS – need to request paper form

E – Personal Information Worksheet

 

 

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