(800) 633-4227 For information on Medicare in English and Spanish
(877) 486-2048 People who require TDD or TTY can call.
Medicare Enrollment You can start enrollment 3 months before your 65th birthday. Here is the website to enroll online:
Direct link to start - choose: start new application.
MEDLINPLus Health information for the national library of Medicare
Insurance Rating Services
Standard & Poor's (S&P)
Duff & Phelps
(800) 289-8100 *except Florida
There are modest fees for quotes with this service.
General Insurance Resources
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (HMOs and other MCOs)
2000 L St., NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
The State Health Insurance Advisory Program (SHIP)
For the elderly and disabled this government program provides information on Medicare. Hot-lines are different for each state. You can For service in your state call (800) 677-1116.
America's Health Insurance Plans
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
National Council on Aging
409 3rd Street, SW Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20024
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
120 West 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64105
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terr., IL 60181
Smart Money Insurance
Independent Insurance Network
American Bar Assn. Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly
Offers The ABA Legal Guide for Older Americans, which includes sections on assisted living.
Assisted Living Federation of America
Offers a free pamphlet, Assisted Living Guide & Checklist, and a listing of member facilities by state; also publishes industry magazine, Assisted Living Today.
LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys