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The state of Alabama is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework which is a highly coordinated state-based national system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace.
The Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) is a cabinet level state agency that administers programs for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The department was originally established by the Alabama Legislature in 1957 as the Alabama Commission on Aging. ADSS was established under Title 38 Chapter 3 of the Code of Alabama. Through the ADSS's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) you can get: • Answers to your questions about: Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Long-term care insurance and other health insurance programs for seniors. • Information and materials designed to assist Medicare beneficiaries in specific areas such as home health benefits, Medicare claims and appeals and other similar issues. • Assistance in understanding your Medicare and other health insurance benefits • Referrals to other program or agencies, when appropriate. • Group presentations by our SHIP counselors on a variety of health insurance topics
The Alabama Medicaid Agency is a single state agency which began operations on January 1, 1970, as a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. The individuals must meet certain income and other requirements. The topical index on the agency website includes links to information about Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Savings Plans.
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