If you have questions about Medicare or Medicare Advantage, but are unable to speak with an agent because you are hearing impaired, there are several options available to you to help you get the information you need.
A TTY device (also known as a text telephone) allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another.
If you have a TTY device, you can call 711 to discuss your questions with a licensed insurance agent.
If you’re hearing impaired and need help paying for a TTY device, some state programs may be available to provide financial assistance to you.
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If you do not have a TTY device and have questions about Medicare or need help enrolling, counseling services may be available through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) – a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
Visit the official SHIP website at: www.shiptacenter.org/. It can help you find your local SHIP office.
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Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with MedicareAdvantage.com. He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.
Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.
Christian has written hundreds of articles for MedicareAvantage.com that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.
Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.
A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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