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Happy New Year! The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) exists to make sure that seniors know about the latest Medicare scams. Medicare fraud costs the government (and thus consumers) an estimated $6.8 million each hour. The main focus of the SMP is on Medicare fraud. However, we also want to make you aware of the […]

The Open Enrollment period for Marketplace Insurance policies is now closed. However, if you are interested in health care insurance for you and your family, you can apply for Marketplace Insurance policies if your status changes. The new policies are offered through private insurers under provisions of the ACA. The process to enroll can be […]

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The Missouri Legislature will convene a new session on January 9, and Missouri seniors will have a lot on the line including funding for key health, nutrition and independent living programs. The following are the key legislative priorities identified by the Area Agencies on Aging to pursue during 2019. Promote Senior Growth and Development Fund […]

Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri should soon be getting new Medicare cards with a unique Medicare identification number. The new Medicare cards will replace the old ones that contain a Social Security number. The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) advises seniors to put the new card in a safe place and shred the old red, white […]

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  • Jan 8 - Fraud Prevention For The New Year
    Happy New Year! The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) exists to make sure that seniors know about the latest Medicare scams. Medicare fraud costs the government (and thus consumers) an estimated $6.8 million each hour. The main focus of the SMP is on Medicare fraud. However, we also want to make you aware of the […]
  • Jan 3 - New Year – New Legislative Priorities For Seniors
    The Missouri Legislature will convene a new session on January 9, and Missouri seniors will have a lot on the line including funding for key health, nutrition and independent living programs. The following are the key legislative priorities identified by the Area Agencies on Aging to pursue during 2019. Promote Senior Growth and Development Fund […]
  • Dec 25 - Alert: Don’t Shred Social Security Cards
    Medicare beneficiaries in Missouri should soon be getting new Medicare cards with a unique Medicare identification number. The new Medicare cards will replace the old ones that contain a Social Security number. The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) advises seniors to put the new card in a safe place and shred the old red, white […]