Insurance and Medical Benefits

Seniors can receive their insurance coverage or other medical benefits in a variety of ways. Many of these are public programs. Visit the links below for more information.

Long Term Care

What is Long Term Care? Long term care is a term that encompasses a variety of services including medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care helps meet health or personal needs. Most long-term care is to assist people with support services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using ...

Medicaid

What is Medicaid? Medicaid comprises a group of programs that provide health insurance to Colorado residents who meet the income and resource criteria for eligibility. Medicaid provides coverage for among others, physician services, prescription drugs (not covered by Medicare Part D), inpatient/outpatient hospitalization, durable medical equipment, laboratory and x-ray serves, medical supplies, medical transportation, podiatry, hospice, immunization and home health ...

Medicare

What is Medicare? Who qualifies? Medicare is the government financed health insurance program for seniors and others receiving Social Security benefits. All persons aged 65 and over are eligible for Social Security benefits, and disabled persons who have received Social Security for 24 months are eligible for Medicare. Individuals who have Lou Gehrig’s disease can receive Medicare immediately upon approval ...

Tricare

What is TRICARE? TRICARE is the government-funded health care plan for active-duty uniformed personnel, some retirees and their dependents, as well as some reservists. For active-duty and other beneficiaries under age 65, TRICARE offers a variety of options for coverage, including Standard, Extra and Prime options. Beneficiaries who have reached age 65 or older lose their eligibility for all TRICARE ...

Veterans Benefits

Veterans, who have been honorably discharged after serving at least 90 days of active duty with one day served during a declared time of war and the surviving spouse may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance pension program through the Department of Veterans Affairs if they meet the service, financial and physical criteria.  The individual must be eligible for ...

Old Age Pension Dental Program

What is the Old Age Pension Dental Program? The Colorado Old Age Pension Dental Program is a public assistance program to provide basic dental care to individuals who may be eligible for Old Age Pension or other programs. Beneficiaries do not have to be currently receiving OAP to qualify. The program will cover exams, x-rays, cleanings, amalgam & composite fillings, ...