Programs & Services
Medicare & Health Insurance Counseling
The Southern Maine Agency on Aging offers Welcome to Medicare Seminars in Scarborough, Windham and Sanford.
One-on-one appointments offer health insurance counseling including Medicare D for Medicare beneficiaries and people age 60 and older living in York and Cumberland counties.
All of Maine's Agencies on Aging and Legal Services for the Elderly offer this service, working closely with the Maine Bureau of Elder & Adult Services.
How We Can Help
Our staff and Volunteer Medicare Advocates can assist you with decisions and questions about:
- Health insurance
- Supplemental insurance (Medigap)
- Health insurance paperwork
- Insurance coverage for care provided in your home or in a nursing home
- How paying for a nursing home can affect your home and your spouse
- Information and complaints about insurance agents and companies
Need help sorting out your health care bills or understanding health insurance? Call Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 207-396-6500 in the Portland area or toll-free 1-800-427-7411. Ask to speak with an Resource Specialist.
If you have questions about companies or agents selling health insurance in Maine, call the Bureau of Insurance at 207-624-8475 or toll free: 1-800-300-5000.
Need a legal opinion? Call the free hot line of Legal Services for the Elderly at 1-800-750-5353.
Commitment to Reasonable Accommodation:
SMAA will, with adequate notice and upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities, to assist in effective communication and to participate equally in programs, services and activities. From the Portland calling area, call 396-6503 or 1-800-427-7411 x503 to make your request.