Medicaid & Medicare Links

MEDICAID

Medicaid – Washington State Department of Health and Social Services

  • DSHS is Washington State's subsidized assistance for individuals who meet income, resource and medical necessity requirements.
  • EIP may require individuals to apply with DSHS; forms can be downloaded or an online application can be completed.
  • DSHS website or 1-800-562-3022 (toll free).

Medicaid – Coordination of Benefits (COB)

  • COB pays insurance premiums for clients on Medicaid (CNP/MNP). Evergreen clients may become eligible for this program if they go on Medicaid.
  • 1-800-562-6136 (toll-free).

MEDICARE

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Medicare.gov has a number of online tools that will be helpful in seeking out information and determining the plan that is right for you.
  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) (toll-free).
  • CMS website which provides general information for people who have Medicare and HIV/AIDS.
  • A fact sheet to help you understand and compare the key benefits and costs of Part D plans.
  • A rating system to help you evaluate the quality of Part D plans.
  • A training to help you understand how to use the online Drug Plan Finder. The training requires the free Adobe Flash Player.

Medicare Savings Program

Extra Help

  • The Social Security Administration can help you with questions about Extra Help, the low-income subsidy for Medicare Part D which greatly reduces your costs.
  • 1-800-772-1213 (toll-free).

Social Security Administration

  • SSA.gov for information about disability, social security income, and Extra Help.

Other Medicare Part D resources: